Thursday, December 1 2022

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

The in-person lecture is given by Daniel T. Griswold, Adjunct Research Fellow 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 ensure the country’s demographic and fiscal health.

During his speech, Griswold argues that the U.S. job market needs highly skilled and less skilled workers to fill essential jobs where labor shortages are felt. In addition to immigration reform, he notes the need to reopen the U.S. economy to trade while improving education to enable native-born and immigrant workers to thrive in a high-tech environment.

A virtual conference, presented via Webex, will also be simultaneously broadcast. To register, attendees can search for Webex Event #2456 175 2809 or visit

The TAMIU AR Sanchez, Jr. School of Business and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade present the conference 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 is the author of studies on immigration and trade and has been a commentator for major newspapers and media. He has written articles for well-known publications like the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Griswold received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in politics of the global 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 [email protected] or visit the offices of the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

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