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Fred Treyz Speaks at NABE Immigration Panel

REMI CEO and Chief Economist Dr. Frederick Treyz recently spoke at the Immigration Reform panel at the 30th Annual Economic Policy Conference held by the National Association for Business Economics.

Dr. Treyz discussed the findings of the REMI paper “Key Components of Immigration Reform” which includes state-by-state economic impacts of creating a pathway to legal status, expanding high-skilled visas, and reforming lesser-skilled visas.

“The economic growth is broad based across states and industries, and we see that not only for those who are directly affected by the visas, but also existing American workers have increased employment opportunities and income,” he told the audience.

Other distinguished speakers at the panel included:

  • Lynn Reaser, Chief Economist, Point Loma Nazarene University, moderator
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of American Action Forum and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
  • Jennifer Hunt, Chief Economist, US Department of Labor

Other speakers at the NABE conference, held in Arlington, VA, included former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and Jason Furman, chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers.

The panel was streamed live by C-SPAN on their website and broadcast on C-SPAN 3.  A recording of the panel can be found here.