US Senate Examines Economics of Immigration
The Bush administration – pressing Congress to complete immigration reform legislation, is highlighting the contributions immigrants make to the U.S. economy.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez appeared
before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to discuss the impact
immigrants have on the U.S. economy.
There may be no better spokesman on the issue than Gutierrez.
The 53-year-old Commerce Secretary was born in Havana, Cuba, and
fled to the United States with his family when he was six. He learned
English, became a U.S. citizen, and later studied business
administration. He took an entry-level sales job at the cereal
manufacturing company Kellogg’s, where he rose through the ranks to
become Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer before
President Bush nominated him to his current post.