White House Jobs Council Proposes More Visas for Skilled Immigrants | Law Firm Newswire

White House Jobs Council Proposes More Visas for Skilled Immigrants

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2011 – A recent White House Jobs Council Interim Report issued in October, 2011 calls for more skilled immigrants as a key component to economic recovery in the United States.

Citing Google, Intel, Yahoo! and Home Depot as successful American companies started by immigrants that employ hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers, the report queried whether the next great companies will be started by entrepreneurial talent that came to America to study but found a more welcoming business environment in China or South Korea, places that compete with the U.S. It reasoned that highly skilled immigrants create American jobs, and that means that the U.S. should change its immigration policies to make it easier for skilled workers from across the globe that have already been educated in the U.S. to stay here, start companies here, and hire U.S. workers.

In the Interim Report, prepared at the request of President Barack Obama earlier this year, the Council advised that significant law changes would be needed to help ensure that the next generation of global companies is started here in the United States instead of abroad.

“It is refreshing to see the Interim Report acknowledge the value of immigrant entrepreneurs, and to propose programs that develop foreign investment in the U.S. through special immigration benefits for investors,” said Dallas immigration lawyer Stewart Rabinowitz. “Now, only if Congress – that is, both sides of the isle – would quit bickering long enough to actually listen and act.”

The Council called for significant changes to U.S. immigration law. It proposed that foreign students with STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) from a U.S. university should get an automatic green card to stay in the country and work.

It also favors a new visa program for immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as accelerated EB-2, H-1B, EB-5 and E13 case adjudication. The Council also requested a four-fold increase in the number of foreign entrepreneurs allowed into the country.

Whether any of these changes make it into law remains to be seen. Rabinowitz said the Council’s legal immigration suggestions could have an immediate positive impact on the American economy.

To learn more, contact a Dallas immigration lawyer or Dallas immigration attorney at Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., call 1.972.233.6200 or visit http://www.rabinowitzrabinowitz.com.

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C.
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 580
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.233.6200

[mappress mapid="46"]

  • CRS Issues Report on Repurposing Funds to Build a Border Wall
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report that examines the federal statutes that the Trump Administration has cited to repurpose funds from existing appropriations to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. CRS also discussed multiple lawsuits that have been filed challenging the Administration’s actions. Congress appropriated $1.375 billion to the Department of Homeland ...
  • USCIS to Limit Some Nonimmigrant Change or Extension of Status Applicants Based on New Public Charge Rule
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 14, 2019, announced its final rule on inadmissibility on public charge grounds that imposes a new public benefit condition on individuals who apply for a change or extension of nonimmigrant status. The new rule was originally scheduled to take effect on October 15, 2019. But on October ...
  • USCIS Issues Proposed New H-1B Registration Rules
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed a rule change that requires each H-1B petitioning employer to pay a $10 filing fee for every electronic registration submitted to the agency for each H-1B worker who is to be counted in the H-1B cap selection. H-1B petitioning employers whose foreign national beneficiary qualifies for the ...

Tags: , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required