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Ramstad: U.S. Immigration Needs a Remedy, and Minnesota’s Economy Could Benefit If Done Well

by Evan Ramstad | Star Tribune


March 9, 2024 | Despite having champions in both parties, immigration reform that would help slow-growing economies has gotten nowhere in Washington. The U.S. immigration system hasn’t had a comprehensive overhaul since 1965.

“Our system doesn’t match the current migration needs that we see in the world, and it doesn’t meet the needs we have in the United States as we see people aging out of the workforce,” Micaela Schuneman of the International Institute of Minnesota, a refugee services agency in St. Paul, said at a workforce conference held by the Minnesota Chamber last week.