Saturday, July 16, 2011
Gary Locke, U.S. commerce secretary, and Carlos Gutierrez, commerce secretary under President George W. Bush (and previous ImmigrationProf Immigrant of the Day), contend that America’s economic future depends on the strength and innovative capacity of the American people. Besides educating and training our people, it means "ensuring we continue to bring to our shores those individuals with the skills, innovative capacity and entrepreneurial energy to create the jobs of the future. America in the 21st century needs a 21st-century immigration policy that meets our national security needs, but also our diverse economic needs. It’s an economic imperative."