WPR News
6:26 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Immigrants Play Important Role in Wyoming's Economy

Laramie, Wy – Without foreign workers Wyoming restaurants and hotels would have to scale back their operations. That's the view of Lynn Birleffi. She's the executive director of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurants Association. She says she's seen businesses struggle because of a lack of workers. And Birleffi says this is one thing that is lost in the debate over immigration.
Birleffi says that's why it is important to come up with a good plan for legally dealing with foreign laborers.
She says it would help if Congress passed a law allowing more immigrants to get visas.