Tennessee Governor Brownlow created state-level commission in 1869 and published handbook to attract immigrants in 1870
"Workers were sorely needed to rebuild the state, and outside capital was necessary to stimulate a sluggish economy."
Greg Siskind: "Immigration as stimulus"A lot of people have been calling for a leveraging of immigration policy to address the current economic crisis, including the following:
- Memphis' Greg Siskind ("Immigration As Stimulus - 10 Ideas for Using Migration Policy to Jump Start the Economy and Create Jobs");
- The Center for Global Development ("Solve the Crisis by...Kicking Out the World's Best and Brightest?"); and
- MTSU's Martin Kennedy (pointing to Alex Tabarrok's "Buy a House, Get a Visa") (hat tip: Post Politics)
Despite the suggestions of Tennesseans Greg Siskind and Martin Kennedy, the prospect of using immigration as stimulus does not appear to be incorporated into any of the state-level proposals on immigration that are described in today's article in the Tennessean.