Posted: 2/10/22

Immigration Reform and the Economy Subject of March 9 Lecture Series


Daniel T. Griswold
Daniel T. Griswold  

Immigration reform as a solution to re-invigorate the United States economy will be the topic of discussion during the next Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) IBC Bank and Commerce Bank 2021-2022 Keynote Speaker Series Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

The in-person lecture is given by Daniel T. Griswold, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies.   It is free and open to the public. 

 “Immigration Reform: The Prescription for America’s Future,” will discuss the need for market-based immigration reform to revitalize the economy and secure the nation’s demographic and fiscal health.

During his talk, Griswold asserts that the U.S. labor market needs both higher-skilled and lower-skilled workers to fill essential jobs where labor shortages are felt. In addition to immigration reform, he notes the need to re-open the U.S. economy to trade while improving education to equip native-born and immigrant workers to thrive in a high-tech environment.

A virtual lecture, presented via Webex, will also be simultaneously broadcast. To register, participants can search for Webex Event #2456 175 2809, or visit https://go.tamiu.edu/griswold

The TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade present the lecture as part of a series sponsored by IBC Bank and Commerce Bank.

Griswold is the author of the 2009 Cato Institute book Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. He has authored studies on immigration and trade and served as a commentator for major news and media outlets. He has written articles for well-known publications like The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Griswold earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

For more information, contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 956.326.2820, or amy@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

Additional information is also available at facebook.com/tamiucswht.