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DOL Secretary Walsh Calls for Overhaul of the Nation’s Immigration System

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Labor Secretary Walsh said “the U.S. will eventually need to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, calling the lack of available workers to fill jobs a ‘bigger threat’ to the economy than inflation.  We don’t have enough workers in the United States of America to fill all the job openings that are out there.  Lawmakers need to develop additional legal pathways for immigrants to apply for visas, and focus on how to use immigration ‘in a positive manner.’  If we had pathways where people could apply for visas and come into this country for three months, six months, nine months, maybe five years, then we wouldn’t have the challenges to the magnitude that we do at our borders in our country.”