Survey Shows Hoosiers Want Immigration Reform Now
A new national survey out shows that voters in most states think Washington needs to act soon on immigration reform.
The Partnership for a New American Economy survey shows that 88% of Hoosier voters support immigration reform and 84% say it's important to act on immigration reform this year. Indy Chamber Public Policy Director Angela Smith-Jones says the U.S. is losing ground because it's not being proactive on the immigration issue. Jones says 60% of immigrants in Indiana are homeowners and they contribute to the economy and help the state compete globally.
However, she says Indiana is losing ground due to difficulties getting work visas for immigrants among other issues. Jones says the system is broken and each year Congress delays action, it delays Indiana's ability to compete in the global economy. Jones says the immigration issue impacts nearly all sectors of society.