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Brad Hutto on Immigration

 

 


Raise H-1B cap: attract top talent from around the world

To remain competitive in a global marketplace, America must ensure its immigration policy attracts top talent from around the world. Businesses must be allowed to hire the workers they need to compete effectively with foreign companies.

Too often in our innovation and services-based industries, companies cannot hire the skilled workers they need to grow because of limitations on visa availability or restrictive immigration policies that make filling empty positions even more challenging.

While efforts to encourage American students to pursue math, science and engineering degrees are under way, we face a growing skills gap that cannot be closed overnight. Raising the H-1B visa cap will allow American companies to hire the highly skilled workers they need to remain competitive. Current laws place onerous limitations on how companies can use these visas & how many foreign workers they can employ. The result of these restrictions puts our economy at an unacceptable & untenable disadvantage

Source: OpEd by Brad Hutto in Greenville News , Dec 23, 2013

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