The American Competitiveness Alliance (ACAlliance) and the Honduran Chamber of Commerce recently co-hosted a forum on immigration reform’s importance to maintaining America's superlative economic status at Miami’s Sheraton Airport Hotel, featuring expert speakers.
The forum is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Douglas Room of the hotel’s Executive Meeting Center, located at 3900 NW 21st St., Miami.
Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, ACAlliance co-chair, who will be among the speakers, said that the U.S. needs to see immigration reform not only as it relates to social justice, but also with an eye towards economic security.
"We don't hear enough about immigration reform's vital role in creating jobs and sustaining our competitive economic advantage over other countries,” he said. “We live in a globalized economy now — it's time to address that reality openly and honestly."
The forum will explore how our knowledge-based economy relies on the skills of highly educated internationally sourced workers to ensure that American companies have the talent they need to remain competitive in the global market.
Speakers will focus specifically on how immigration reform policies could generate growth within Florida and for Florida-based businesses. The event is open to the public and members of the media. Refreshments will be served.
Led by Rosario Marin and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, ACAlliance is a coalition of organizations dedicated to modernizing immigration policies to support America's global competitiveness through retaining industry talent.