From the TUC

Immigration: what makes it work

12 Jan 2010, by in International

The American TUC, the AFL-CIO, reports that progressive think tanks have produced a report which sets out how immigration can work for both the economy as a whole, existing workforces and the migrants themselves. In Raising the Floor for American Workers, the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center indicate that the current US system is unsustainable.

Attempts to close the border and crack down on illegal immigrants don’t work. What is needed, instead, is to ensure that everyone working in the US is treated fairly, and migrants should be offered a path to citizenship so that they don’t disappear into the informal economy. This is pretty much the same prescription as the TUC and others have advocated for the UK.