I agree with The Post {"Who Gets Immigration Visas?" editorial, July 27} that the time for immigration reform has come. However, I have to dissent from The Post's concern that a provision I wrote, aimed at balancing the benefits to employers from new immigrant employees with raising the funds to educate and train U.S. workers for jobs of the future, is too "complicated" for timely action.

The flow of people into the United States is not a simple matter. Family unification, employment and diversity considerations all compete within the definite limit of this country to absorb new arrivals. That is why real immigration reform requires all three elements: family unification and diversity as well as employment-based immigration.

One has only to look at American history to realize that immigrants have been an engine of unprecedented economic growth. But one has only to look also at deep pockets of poverty and unemployment that still persist to realize that the only way employment-based immigration can be done right is with consideration for those who have been left behind by the American economy.

As far as my gubernatorial campaign being a cause of delay for immigration reform legislation; it hasn't been. I have always believed that the best way to qualify for a promotion, as from U.S. representative to governor, is to do the best possible job at current tasks. The Immigration Subcommittee has moved much significant legislation in the 101st Congress, and the biggest effort of all, legal immigration reform, is moving into its most critical phase. BRUCE A. MORRISON U.S. Representative, (D-Conn.)Washington