IMMIGRATION CLIMATE SEEN AS THREAT TO REGION'S ECONOMY
By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
BOSTON, APRIL 19, 2017....Immigrants are the underpinning of entire sectors of the region's economy and have been the driving force behind Boston's population and workforce growth since 1980. But now policy proposals from the White House threaten to upend entire sectors of the region's economy, city officials and immigrant advocates said Wednesday.
"The deeper you go into how we are affected -- whether it's being served a meal at a restaurant at lunch or having a loved one cared for -- I think it becomes very apparent that we are at the cusp of a very serious problem," Jewish Vocational Services President Jerry Rubin said, noting the prevalence of foreign-born workers in the service and long-term care industries.
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