MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of the Kellogg Company, Carlos Gutierrez spoke with 7 Action News anchor Stephen Clark on Wednesday morning at the Grand Hotel.
Gutierrez is on Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference.
He is scheduled to speak to the conference with a keynote address at 4:30 p.m.
During the interview, Gutierrez advocated for, "A legal immigration system that works."
"What would our economy be if we did not have the 11 million people doing these jobs?" he asked.
"The reality is that we need the workforce," he said.