Thomas Friedman, multi-Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, endorses comprehensive immigration reform as the key to the United States remaining a global power.
“If you need any more convincing about the virtues of immigration, just come to the Intel science finals. I am a pro- immigration fanatic. I think keeping a constant flow of legal immigrants into our country — whether they wear blue collars or lab coats — is the key to keeping us ahead of China. Because when you mix all of these energetic, high-aspiring people with a democratic system and free markets, magic happens. If we hope to keep that magic, we need immigration reform that guarantees that we will always attract and retain, in an orderly fashion, the world’s first-round aspirational and intellectual draft choices.”