Building on
American Latino Success
To Forge A Stronger America


Immigration: An Engine For Economic Growth

June 10, 2013 - June 11, 2013
#NAAimmigration, #11Million, #ImmigrationReform

NAA members, business leaders and advocates will raise our collective voice on the imperative for immigration reform and to deliver a resounding statement to the nation’s elected leadership on the value of immigration as an engine for economic prosperity. Participation in this program is by invitation.

As discussed at last year's inaugural NAA American Latino National Summit, we have a vested interest in ensuring full participation of all Latinos in our nation's economic, educational and civic system, while also dispelling the misinformation that so often clouds public and policy debates. As reported in our 2012 American Latino Agenda, full report HERE included:

  • There is no correlation between immigration and unemployment
  • Immigrants impact the growth of the nation's job market and economy
  • Immigrants are more likely than natives to start their own businesses generating an estimated $775 billion in revenue, $125 billion in payroll, and $100 billion in income as of 2011.

June 10 Dinner and June 11 Press Conference Featuring

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 Hon. Roel C. Campos
Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Chair of the Board, NAA Inc
 Ana Maria Fernandez Haar
Managing Partner, Victoriana, LLC
NAA Vice Chair, NAA Inc & NAA Institute
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 Hon. Carlos M. Gutierrez
35th United States Secretary of Commerce
Chair, Republicans for Immigration Reform
 Maria del Pilar Avila
Chief Executive Officer
New America Alliance 
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 Maria Teresa Kumar
Voto Latino
Ben Johnson
American Immigration Council
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 Clarissa Martinez
National Council of La Raza
 Robert Greene
National Association of Investment Companies
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 Mark Falzone
National Immigration Forum
 Roger Campos
Minority Business RoundTable
Richard T. Foltin, Esq.
American Jewish Council 

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 10
3:00 - 5:00 PM Briefing of Business Leaders and Spokespeople
NCLR, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Conference Room ABC
Washington, DC 20036-4845
6:00 - 9:30 PM Reception & Dinner
The National Press Club, 13th Floor, Ballroom, 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, June 11
7:30 - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Congressional A, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001
9:00 - 10:00 AM Press Conference
The National Press Club, 13th Floor, 4th Estate, 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
10:15 - 6:00 PM Congressional Meetings
5:00 - 7:00 PM Debrief Session and Reception
Capitol Visitor Center, United States Capitol, SVC 202-203, Washington, DC 20510
(Entrance is between First Street and East Capitol Street) View Map

Collaborating Organizations

American Immigration Council
American Jewish Committee
Minority Business RoundTable
NALEO Educational Fund
National Association of Investment Companies
National Council of La Raza
National Immigration Forum
Bibles, Badges & Business for Immigration Reform
The Latino Coalition
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United We Dream
Voto Latino

June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm - June 11, 2013

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  • James Carter
    commented 2021-05-22 03:43:47 -0700
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  • Emily Spark
    commented 2021-01-01 13:00:35 -0800
    If small businesses could benefit from this too in 2021 then I see your point. Economic growth comes from thousands of factors and this is definitely a major one even if you can prove that it has negative side effects. Local companies like who supply roofing services might be something that comes to mind when we think of immigrant work forces but a lot of leading scientists, engineers, athletes and important people from every walk of life come to work and that’s great.
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    commented 2019-05-21 20:10:56 -0700
    It’s not just countries in the Americas that grew from immigration. Have you guys heard of the Migration Period? Indeed, nearly every continent throughout history has thrived from immigration and history repeats itself. We need more scientists, we need more appliance repair mechanics like my friends from Ireland just got at We need more positions being filled in America and Canada, and I loved what you had to say. Great policy!
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  • Ernest Henderson
    commented 2018-06-10 20:17:38 -0700
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    commented 2018-06-05 22:37:23 -0700
    Thank you for your wonderful blog.
  • Marlow Yourdon
    commented 2018-05-23 16:15:24 -0700
    this is really a helpful blog showing how immigrants affects the growth of nation’s job market and economy. Marlow –
  • Travis Murphy
    commented 2018-05-20 09:17:14 -0700
    Immigrants are way more likely to start their own business in America. People that live in this country have it pretty easy as compared to other countries and that tends to make to relax and not get out and do more than just go get a job. They are not as hungry as a person who has had zero opportunity in life. Travis –
  • Renee Chappell
    commented 2017-09-14 03:59:23 -0700
    Here are usually inefficiencies and possibilities in any financial system. A person needs to find and make the most them…Faster and cheaper ways to produce and market items and services, as an example. The small commercial enterprise that develops the faster, less expensive, higher merchandise will force monetary increase. Huge enterprise is good at capturing economies of scale, that’s critical. However small enterprise is better at innovation, that’s critical.
  • John B. Lovett John B. Lovett
    commented 2017-06-30 00:36:04 -0700
    Well it was a very nice concept or article on immigration. I never knew immigrants are capable of making the business in other places and many affects their mother land as per the survey on blogs. Lets know what are present changes in current year.
  • Patty Mattos
    commented 2017-01-19 11:39:54 -0800
    I no longer know what to think, many are going to different sides of opinions by the mass, I prefer not to opine for not knowing the major cause.
  • Alexia Salgado
    commented 2016-03-21 13:12:00 -0700
    We should not relate the high unemployment with immigration ever. There is no equally relationship with Lucas Nogueira
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