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Beyond the High-Tech Bubble: The Changing Demand for H-1B Professionals

Contrary to popular myth, H-1B professionals represent only a tiny fraction of the total U.S. labor force and do not crowd out native-born workers in industries that are losing jobs. Rather, H-1B workers fill growing labor needs in a variety of fields that continue to add jobs, such as education and healthcare.

Published On: Thu, Apr 01, 2004 | Download File

Labor Market Numerology: Arbitrary Congressional Limits on Temporary Worker Visas

The current numerical limits on visas for both high-skilled and seasonal workers prevent U.S. businesses from hiring the workers they need, while doing nothing to protect the jobs or wages of native workers. Labor rights are most effectively guaranteed by enforcing labor protections, not by imposing arbitrary numerical caps.

Published On: Thu, Apr 01, 2004 | Download File

Health Worker Shortages & the Potential of Immigration Policy

Foreign-born and foreign-trained professionals play an important role in the delivery of health care in the United States. This report examines the important role of immigrant doctors and nurses – many of whom have received their training abroad – in the U.S. health industry, using new Census Bureau data as well as information from numerous interviews with health industry experts.

Published On: Sun, Feb 01, 2004 | Download File

The Global Battle for Talent and People

America’s strength lies in its openness and dynamic character. Current concerns about the U.S. economy should not distract from an understanding that in the long term America’s economic success requires the nation to attract 1) skilled professionals from across the globe to increase the competitiveness of American companies and 2) workers at the lower end of the skill spectrum to fuel the growth of the U.S. labor force, filling jobs created by the aging of the population.

Published On: Mon, Sep 01, 2003 | Download File

The Role of Remittances in the World's Economy

Remittances – money immigrants and foreign workers send abroad to their families – exert a key positive influence on the global economy, concludes a new report by the World Bank. The report carries implications for everything from U.S. policies on temporary workers to international development assistance.

Published On: Tue, Apr 01, 2003 | Download File

Mexican Immigrant Workers and the U.S. Economy: An Increasingly Vital Role

America's current immigration policies are antiquated and fail to recognize the importance of Mexican workers to the national economy. U.S. immigration law must provide ways for Mexican workers to enter and remain in the U.S., in both temporary and permanent status, with protections to assure that they have the dignity and respect they deserve, given the important contributions they make to America. The status quo can no longer be accepted if the United States is to remain the world's leading economy.

Published On: Sun, Sep 01, 2002 | Download File

The Secret of Success: Immigrant Networks Keep Silicon Valley on Top

University of California professor AnnaLee Saxenian’s new study shows that a substantial share of the astounding growth in Silicon Valley can be traced to the labor and capital of foreign nationals.

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Published On: Wed, May 01, 2002 | Download File

The Value of Undocumented Workers: The Numbers Behind the U.S. - Mexico Immigration Debate

A study by the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that new immigration initiatives must find a balance between controlling labor flows and homeland security. The report shows immigrant workers provide most major sectors of the U.S. economy with valuable labor.

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Published On: Mon, Apr 01, 2002 | Download File