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Immigrants are Key Driver of U.S. Talent and Economic Competitiveness

Immigrants are Key Driver of U.S. Talent and Economic Competitiveness

U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have been important contributors to American innovation, job creation, rising incomes, and global economic competitiveness throughout the years. And not surprisingly, immigrants have played a critical role in American innovation through STEM fields and all parts of the U.S. economy. A new report by Gordon […]

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The Important Role of Immigrants in America’s Innovation Economy

The Important Role of Immigrants in America’s Innovation Economy

This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation weighed in on immigration reform with a hearing on the role of immigrants in America’s innovation economy. Remarks from Sens. Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD) noted the contributions of immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs. Immigrants in the United States were named as inventors or co-inventors […]

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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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Facebook Founder “Likes” Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Facebook Founder “Likes” Comprehensive Immigration Reform

While immigration reform has long been important to Silicon Valley, for the most part the advocacy has focused on high tech issues such as expanded immigration for workers in science and technology fields and increased access to H-1B temporary visas.  The breadth of support for more comprehensive reform, however, has been growing, as it becomes […]

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Lawsuit Uncovers USCIS’ Double Standards in H-1B Program

Written by on December 13, 2012 in Administration, Business, Entrepreneurship, Reform, USCIS with 3 Comments
Lawsuit Uncovers USCIS’ Double Standards in H-1B Program

For the past several years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) H-1B visa review and processing procedures have caused confusion and concern among U.S. businesses that turn to highly-skilled temporary foreign workers in specialty occupations to operate successfully. In newly-uncovered documents, it appears that instead of supporting small businesses that attempt to hire highly-skilled foreign […]

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Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Students, Visas with 2 Comments
Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many foreign students go […]

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