The relationship between employers and immigrants is mutually beneficial. Workers from other countries can enhance global competitiveness, representing an expanded customer based and driving the development of a new generation of global leaders. But to become productive laborers, immigrants need education and help with assimilation. Businesses should aim their philanthropic efforts at the education and integration of immigrants into the American workforce and society, filling gaps in government policy. Measures could include funds for social service benefits, adult
literary classes to undocumented immigrants, college tuition assistance, and
supporting the collection of objective data.