While campaigning for the White House, then-candidate Joe Biden promised to “modernize America’s immigration system” because he recognized the country was not “taking advantage of America’s ability to attract the best and brightest workers in the world.” While Biden’s broader immigration agenda has largely stalled in Congress, a recent announcement has made good on his […]
I have called the United States home since I was six years old, and even though I was considered illegal on paper, I was an American in my heart. My dreams of calling the U.S. home and pursuing my dreams of becoming a lawyer have been shaped by my experience under Deferred Action for Childhood […]
According to a recent Politico report, U.S businesses have expressed deep concern that outdated and broken immigration laws are “holding them back” from recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s Move America Forward (FWD), held a broadly similar assessment, contending that the U.S. needs to double immigration levels to remain globally competitive. Recognizing the importance of […]
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 […]
This week, ACI joined a coalition of organizations in support of expanding and reforming the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. The letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. To learn more about the issue, you can read this coalition letter online.
A compact outline of what to expect from the early days of President-Elect Trump is revealed in his Contract with the American Voter. A more compact version of the Contract is available in the last 2 pages below. The Contract states President-Elect Trump’s intentions for the early days of his presidency. The 100-day time frame […]
Alan’s piece is available at the Real Clear Policy website.
Published in the Daily Caller, this article by ACI president Steve Pociask explains that increasing visas for foreign high-skilled workers will actually increase total US jobs and economic growth. The piece can be read here.
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 […]