U.S. Economy Requirements Proficient Foreign Workers The current argument over immigration policy commonly illustrates immigrants as undocumented, uneducated people who flood our borders without assessment. Many immigrants who enter this country are inexperienced laborers who provide necessary services in numerous sectors of our economy, of equivalent significance to the migration argument are the extremely educated foreign professionals whose skills play a crucial role in the enrichment of our economy. The U.S. economy has moved substantially over the past 50 years. The transformation from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy has developed a growing demand for proficient technical employees. Our prominent graduate organizations currently train more foreign nationals than U.S. people in these fields.

To relieve labor shortages, U.S. services should have the ability to recruit and hire additional foreign-born professionals. We should maintain the educated specialists whom we have trained internally in order to take advantage of the unique abilities that they possess. By sending the best and the brightest employees back to their particular nations, we just produce competitors for ourselves, thus diminishing America’s economic influence. In order to increase the number of highly knowledgeable specialists in this country, it is needed to reform the employment-based migration system and provide an enough quantity of opportunities through which U.S. services can legally utilize specialized workers. We need to increase the number of specialized employee visas awarded.

H-1B visas, or temporary experienced employee visas, are presently capped at only 65,000 every year. This “cap” is reached in a couple of months, and U.S. companies are barred from working with foreign-born professionals for the rest of the financial year. At the exact same time, we should increase recruitment and training of U.S. trainees. H-1B visas accelerate this process; a large portion of the processing costs for the H-1B visas are directed to the education and training of U.S. trainees in science and innovation. It is necessary that knowledgeable workers are not ignored in the existing debate regarding extensive migration reform. Raising the H-1B visa cap is crucial to preserving our leadership in the world market. By maintaining foreign nationals, we may guarantee that U.S. companies have the most highly certified workers in their fields, assisting America preserve its edge in a progressively competitive worldwide economy. Deborah Notkin is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. – NU

The U.S. economy has shifted significantly over the previous 50 years. The transformation from a production to a knowledge-based economy has actually created a growing need for knowledgeable technical employees. It is essential that experienced workers are not ignored in the current dispute regarding extensive immigration reform. By retaining foreign nationals, we might guarantee that U.S. services have the most extremely qualified employees in their fields, assisting America preserve its edge in an increasingly competitive global economy.