Restrictionists have "been citing some dubious evidence," writes National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru.
Throughout our history, America has had the opportunity to grow and thrive because we have attracted and welcomed the most talented and the hardest working people to our shores. But today our immigration system is broken and failing to meet the needs of our society, our economy, our businesses, and our workers.
Commonsense immigration reform would boost economic growth, create jobs, and spur innovation and entrepreneurship. And it would renew America's legacy of being an open and welcoming country where anyone who works hard can achieve his or her dreams.
For more information, visit the Chamber's immigration policy website, Making Immigration Work.
America cannot compete and win in a global economy without the world's best talent, hardest workers, or biggest dreamers. An outdated and inefficient U.S. immigration system has created too many barriers for individuals seeking the opportunity to work hard and contribute to our economy. If they can't put their dreams to work here--creating growth, driving productivity, attracting investment, and spurring innovation--they will do so in the economies of our competitors.
The United States needs immigrants. They bring entrepreneurial energy that creates jobs for all who live in America. They help fill gaps and labor shortages in our workforce, which in turn protects American jobs To help advance reform, the Chamber is a leader in a broad coalition of supporters that spans industries and includes labor, law enforcement, the faith-based community, and ethnic organizations. The Chamber is leading the charge for commonsense reforms that include: Though there may be several different approaches to fix our system, meaningful and lasting reform can only be achieved through bipartisan legislation.
To help advance reform, the Chamber is a leader in a broad coalition of supporters that spans industries and includes labor, law enforcement, the faith-based community, and ethnic organizations. The Chamber is leading the charge for commonsense reforms that include:
Though there may be several different approaches to fix our system, meaningful and lasting reform can only be achieved through bipartisan legislation.
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We are writing to provide feedback concerning the proposed Policy Memorandum on adjudication policy for the L-1B visa classification, the category reserved for intracompany transfer visas granted individuals with specialized knowledge who are being transferred to a U.S. assignment within a corporate family from an operation outside the U.S. The proposal was issued March 24, 2015 with a statement that feedback would be accepted through May 8, 2015 and that the new finalized Policy Memorandum would go into effect August 31, 2015.
We need reform to generate faster economic growth and more good-paying jobs.
The chance of getting a visa has fallen nearly in half, from 69% to 36%.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) wants to take the immigration reform debate backward by calling for "immigration reductions" in the Washington Post.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services closed the H-1B visa filing period after receiving more than 85,000 applications.
The economic benefits of immigration may be the most -settled fact in economics.
This is the written testimony of Randy Johnson for a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, on the subject of lesser-skilled temporary worker programs as an enhancement to security and border control.