Speaking Out in Washington
CFGI members recently hit Capitol Hill to advocate for employment-based immigration reform. We also published a full-page ad in Roll Call to help bring the message home.
To build the economy of the future, the United States must create the best, most competitive workforce. To do this, U.S. employers need an immigration system that works for them, not against them.
The Council for Global Immigration and the Society for Human Resource Management – who collectively represent U.S. employers and HR and legal professionals who navigate the immigration system every day – advocate meaningful, practicable reforms for U.S. employers that include:
U.S. Employers Need … Certainty in Hiring
U.S. employers need certainty in hiring through a single, federal, entirely electronic verification system that protects against identity theft.
U.S. Employers Need … Increased System Efficiency
U.S. employers need an efficient U.S. immigration system that does not stunt growth because of cumbersome paperwork. A "Trusted Employer" system would create such efficiencies.
Future Highly Skilled Workforce
U.S. Employers Need … A Reliable Flow of Highly Educated and Skilled Talent
U.S. employers need top talent to grow the economy, but they currently face a skills gap. Specifically, they need an employment-based immigration system that welcomes highly educated and highly skilled professionals by clearing backlogs, improving future access to green cards and temporary visas such as H-1B and L-1 visas, reinstating domestic visa revalidation and expanding spouse and partner work authorization.