The ways im­mi­grants are vi­tal to the U.S. econ­omy

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I’m glad that Aldo Svaldi wrote an ar­ti­cle de­bunk­ing the mis­con­cep­tion that im­mi­grants are any­thing but vi­tal to Colorado and the U.S. econ­omy. They con­trib­ute an enor­mous amount in spend­ing power and taxes, and they work sea­sonal jobs that are es­sen­tial to Colorado’s agri­cul­ture, tourism and out­door recre­ation in­dus­tries.

Im­mi­grants not only help fill the job de­mand when it can’t be done lo­cally, but they start busi­nesses and cre­ate jobs.

We need to mod­ern­ize our visa sys­tem to legally bring peo­ple to the U.S. like Chuy Me­drano and Jie Zheng, en­trepreneurs who bring in­no­va­tion and pos­i­tively im­pact our econ­omy.

There is a wide­spread and bi­par­ti­san call for im­mi­gra­tion re­form. I urge our bi­par­ti­san Colorado del­e­ga­tion to lead the charge in Congress, and to do what’s right for Colorado and the coun­try. We have al­ways been a na­tion of im­mi­grants and should con­tinue to en­cour­age op­por­tu­nity. Vic Ahmed, Cen­ten­nial

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