Yes, the U.S. economy will benefit from the White House visa reforms. Anything that will get more people in the country to spend money is a benefit to the U.S. economy, and anything the White House can do to assist that they should be doing. The U.S. economy is in trouble, and every dollar counts at this point.
Tourism is one of Americas largest services sector already. It is thought that growth in international tourism has created over 200,000 jobs in the last 5 years ALONE. In 2013 almost 10 MILLION visas were issued.
Tourists only add to the economy and promote future links, both culturally and business.
It is good that the White House is committing to visa reforms. This will help with national security. Some believe it will help the United States economy. I see no possibilities of visa reforms helping the economy. In all actuality, they could possibly hurt the economy. When we have others coming and working that will not be, it may hurt sales and taxes.
No, the U.S. economy will not benefit from White House visa reforms, because the reforms will not be meaningful. We all want more good, hardworking people without criminal records to have the chance to come to the U.S. legally. While it's great the White House wants to make that happen, it is meaningless until they crack down on illegal immigration.