In President Obama’s May 10th speech at Chamizal National Memorial, at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, on the need for immigration reform in the United States, he included an outline of his proposal for comprehensive immigration reform and a plea for people to voice their support.

His proposal addressed three key employment-related areas. First, in line with his administration’s immigration enforcement strategy, he emphasized the need to hold businesses accountable for the exploitation of undocumented workers. Second, he encouraged the creation of a path for the best and the brightest studying at U.S. universities to remain in the U.S. to start businesses and create jobs. Finally, he proposed providing U.S. farms a legal way to hire foreign workers.

Jackson Lewis continues to monitor the prospect of reform and its potential impact on all employers.