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Majority of U.S. Patents Granted to Foreign Individuals

Written by on April 11, 2014 in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship with 1 Comment
Majority of U.S. Patents Granted to Foreign Individuals

The contributions of immigrants are visible in communities and industries across the nation, and as a recent article highlights, immigrants’ economic and innovative additions can be seen in the form of patent grants. More than half of all 302,948 patent grants in 2013 were to foreign individuals, including both immigrants and foreign investors. Studies about [...]

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H-1B Visa Cap for Higher Skilled Workers Maxed Out in Record Time

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Business, Employment, Visas with 1 Comment
H-1B Visa Cap for Higher Skilled Workers Maxed Out in Record Time

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday that the allotment of H-1B visas for the 2015 fiscal year, known as the H-1B visa cap, has been filled—a week after filing began. The principal temporary visa for skilled professionals, the H-1B allows U.S. companies to employ foreign professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree in a [...]

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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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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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Why Regional Economies Need Immigration Reform

Why Regional Economies Need Immigration Reform

Comprehensive immigration reform and its array of issues is a hot topic of discussion these days at the national level. Yet while those in Washington continue crafting proposals, states  are most impacted by the country’s current outdated immigration system and are making the economic and moral case for reform, as a recent Chicago Council on [...]

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Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Senators Unveil Framework for Effective Immigration Reform

Eight Senators today released a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” which proposes an overhaul of our legal immigration system while expanding border security measures and hardening current employment verification procedures. Most notably, the proposal would give unauthorized immigrants already in the country a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. Although the framework is only a [...]

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The U.S. Economy Still Needs High-Skilled Immigrant Workers

Written by on December 7, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Visas with 0 Comments
The U.S. Economy Still Needs High-Skilled Immigrant Workers

With the U.S. economy in the midst of a prolonged slump, it’s hard to believe that a labor shortage exists anywhere in the country. But that is precisely the case when it comes to the high-tech industries which depend upon highly skilled scientists and engineers. The United States has long faced a dilemma in this [...]

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America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week:  America is a start-up nation.  Over the last 200 years, America has built the most dynamic economy in the world through the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs. 

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STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

In 2010, the lame duck session of Congress was dominated by debate over the DREAM Act, which passed the House of Representatives before succumbing to a conservative-led filibuster in the Senate. Congress will again tackle a significant immigration measure during the current lame duck session, with the House expected to vote on Friday on a [...]

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Congress Pits One Form of Legal Immigration Against Another

Congress Pits One Form of Legal Immigration Against Another

We recently noted that the only point of agreement in the Republican and Democratic platforms on immigration was on the need for an infusion of green cards for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates with advanced degrees from American colleges and universities.  A recent poll conducted for the Partnership for a New American Economy [...]

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