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Broken H-1B Visa Program is Costing American Jobs

Written by on March 19, 2014 in Business, Employment, Visas with 0 Comments
Broken H-1B Visa Program is Costing American Jobs

Compete America, an association of high-tech companies advocating for reform of immigration policies affecting higher-skilled workers, launched a job loss calculator today estimating the numbers of American jobs lost due to the lack of H-1B visas, the primary work visa for higher-skilled workers. The calculator estimates that 500,000 new U.S. jobs could have been created [...]

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Facts About H-1B Workers and the Innovation Economy

Facts About H-1B Workers and the Innovation Economy

While widespread research documents a critical need for skilled workers in the United States to maintain and strengthen our innovation industry, myths exist in opposition to programs designed to help alleviate that shortage. In particular, the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign-born workers, primarily used for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, is a [...]

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Keeping U.S. High-Skilled Temporary Worker Visa Programs Workable

Keeping U.S. High-Skilled Temporary Worker Visa Programs Workable

When analyzing higher-skilled guest worker visa programs, such as the H-1B and L-1 programs, critics often fail to acknowledge the very different and important purposes that these programs were designed to serve, and the complicated requirements already in place  to protect against abuse or exploitation. There is no denying that we can and should improve [...]

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Why There Are Not Enough STEM Workers in the U.S. Labor Market

Why There Are <em>Not</em> Enough STEM Workers in the U.S. Labor Market

Occasional research, such as a report released last week by the Economic Policy Institute, suggests the U.S. has a sufficient supply of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates and workers. However, these conclusions are at odds with a growing number of expert analyses that find the U.S. does in fact face significant challenges in [...]

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High-Skilled Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the Senate’s Immigration Bill

High-Skilled Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the Senate’s Immigration Bill

On the road to reform, the Senate’s Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act contains several changes and new provisions for skilled immigration and entrepreneurship. Specifically, the bill provides balanced reforms to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa for high-skilled individuals, various provisions for highly skilled individuals through permanent employment-based immigration, and a new INVEST visa [...]

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Building Bipartisan Bridges in Congress for High-Skilled Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Building Bipartisan Bridges in Congress for High-Skilled Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will hold a hearing to discuss, “Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration.”  The hearing is likely to highlight both the bipartisan support for high-skilled immigration reform, and a series of new bills that would increase the supply of STEM visas.

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Can A Nation Have Too Many Smart People?

Written by on February 12, 2013 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Rhetoric, Visas with 1 Comment
Can A Nation Have Too Many Smart People?

A February 8 op-ed in the New York Times entitled “America’s Genius Glut” argues that America already has too many high-tech workers, and thus does not need more scientists and engineers from abroad.  It is a surprising claim that is at odds not only with the empirical evidence, but is out of touch with the [...]

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