August 25, 2015
The Chamber supports comprehensive immigration reform that promotes efficient borders. Immigrants comprise nearly one-third of the labor force in San Diego County, contribute to about 25 percent of the region’s GDP, and immigrant households make up 22 percent of the total household income in San Diego County, which represents a substantial share of spending power.
Enhancement of our regional and national economy can be achieved through a well-trained and plentiful work force, and safe and efficient borders.
During the National Conference of State Legislators which took place in San Diego on May 29 and 30, Chamber Vice President, Paola Avila participated in a panel discussion on the Economic Impacts of Immigration.
The Chamber also hosted the National Immigration Forum for a New American Workforce Roundtable. The discussion focused on advantages and ability for businesses to facilitate and improve employee immigration status.