Part of what’s wrong with our immigration system is that we keep trying to patch it up,” Carter said. “We need comprehensive reform.”
Reform includes taking into account the needs of business owners, especially in the technology industry, where many companies hire employees from overseas to fill the sector’s jobs.
“We need to make sure that we are able to get the best and brightest and remain competitive,” said Wendy Reilly, director of state government affairs for TechAmerica’s southern region.
Reform also includes tackling the difficult problem of just what to do with the nation’s millions of undocumented immigrants. Carter said part of the group’s reforms would ask them to admit they entered the country without proper documentation.
“We don’t want to reward bad behavior,” Carter said. “They are going to have to admit that they’ve come here illegally.”
Well, that should permanently discourage any more illegal immigration.