For Immediate Release
High-Skilled Immigration: Latest Research and Legislation
March 4, 2013
Washington D.C. – Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will hold a hearing to explore “Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration.” The hearing, where the American Immigration Council’s Benjamin Johnson will be testifying, is likely to highlight both the bipartisan support for high-skilled immigration reform and a series of new bills that would increase the supply of visas for highly-skilled immigrants. There is a growing consensus that to efficiently attract and retain the best and brightest entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world the U.S. must reduce barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation, increase employer access to highly-qualified employees, and provide protections and portability for workers will help the U.S. strengthen its globally competitive advantage.
In order to provide context and background, the Immigration Policy Center is releasing two new fact sheets on the latest research and legislation introduced in the 113th Congress.
To view the fact sheets in their entirety, see:
- Always in Demand: The Economic Contributions of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers (IPC Fact Check, March 2013)
- A Bipartisan Bridge to Prosperity: High-Skilled Immigration Legislation in the 113th Congress (IPC Fact Check, March 2013)
To view today’s blog post on the same topic, see:
- Building Bipartisan Bridges in Congress for High-Skilled Immigration and Entrepreneurship (ImmigrationImpact.com, March 4, 2013)