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:

To view today’s blog post on the same topic, see:


For more information contact Wendy Feliz at [email protected] or 202-507-7524.


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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).