Immigrants play a vital role in our economy
I really appreciated Jan Vilcek’s guest column on immigration reform [“Reform immigration to fuel innovation,” Opinion, Nov. 30].
Because immigration reform has been in the news for so long, it was great to be reminded of the positive effects that immigrants have, especially for the economy. Not only are many innovative immigrants denied entry to the United States, but many immigrants play a vital role in agricultural industries.
A path to citizenship, as proposed in the bill that is currently before the House, or some other work visa would help to protect the rights of these workers who play such a vital role in our economy.
— Liam Kelly, Seattle