Immigration Voice applauds the President’s recognition of our broken immigration system that allows for educating foreign nationals in the best universities this country has to offer and refrain from utilizing the investment made on them. The President’s call to reform in his State of the Union speech is an acknowledgment that has been decades in the making, he took it a step further by rightly calling out on policies that “makes no sense.” His vision and continued support on finding solutions to fix these problems is a step in the right direction.
America’s competitiveness and the initiative of keeping the jobs in the US, from being outsourced rests with the highly educated and skilled labor force within the country. The President’s vision of “let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation” is commendable. The highly educated foreign nationals are forced to seek employment elsewhere due to the long waiting periods in attaining green cards. Nearly a million people are stuck in the process and their prime creative years are submerged in the uncertainties of acquiring permanent residency in the country, and their entrepreneurial ventures are curtailed. The need for a bipartisan solution to reform the employment-based green card systems that American employers use to recruit and retain the best and the brightest from around the world has become an immediate necessity.
As the President noted, “No workers – no workers are more productive than ours. No country has more successful companies or grants more patents to inventors and entrepreneurs. We’re the home to the world’s best colleges and universities, where more students come to study than any place on Earth.” Immigrants come to this country with the very dream the President described, to be a part of the great American workforce, working hard and giving their very best to the country. Aman Kapoor, Immigration Voice founder and president stated, “By tying the economic prosperity with innovation, President Obama has successfully merged the prosperity of our economy with fixing employment-based immigration and the tremendous talents that are just waiting to be unleashed.”
Immigration Voice is greatly honored to work with Congress and the Administration in finding solutions to the root problems of the backlogs and help clear a path for talented immigrants to contribute to the cutting edge in American innovation and exceptionalism.
Immigration Voice is a non-profit, national grassroots organization promoting awareness and providing solutions to fix the problems faced by high skilled legal immigrants in the employment-based immigration system. Learn more at ImmigrationVoice.org