Real Clear Policy: Want Prosperity? Loosen Restrictions on Foreign Workers

While undocumented immigrants pour across the U.S. Southern boarder, many very educated and talented foreign workers, some already employed in the U.S., are being turned away because of a low cap on H1B visas and restrictions on green cards. With a major shortage of STEM graduates in the and tens of thousands of unfilled tech […]

Inside Sources: Immigration Reform is the Key to Solving the Tech Labor Shortage

As the tech sector grows and becomes an even more important component of the twenty-first century U.S. economy, the industry’s labor needs will only continue to grow. It should be clear that federal immigration law is a principal cause of this shortage. One solution Congress should pursue to resolve the tech industry’s labor shortage is […]

If Skilled Workers Don’t Come, the U.S. Loses

As Washington continues to debate immigration, one aspect of our immigration laws that are sometimes overlooked is that of high-skilled immigrants seeking to work in the US. Immigrants with education and experience in the STEM fields can apply for an H-1B visa, of which there are 85,000 visas available on a yearly basis. These visas […]

End Caps on Skilled Labor

This week, we’ve learned that that the White House is gearing up for a major fall immigration initiative. Simultaneously, we hear rumors brewing about the GOP working on an equally momentous immigration bill of its own. While the details on both are still a bit fuzzy, there’s no getting around the fact that any comprehensive […]

Time to Raise the Cap on H1-B Visas

H1-B visas are an important tool in bringing new talent to the workforce in the United States.  Different from other immigration visas which often bring in low-skilled labor for farm and service-related work, these visas allow companies to bring temporary, high-skilled workers into the US to fill specialized roles that companies otherwise can’t fill.  About […]