SHRM Statement on U.S. House Passage of Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

July 10, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the bipartisan Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. SHRM — the Society for Human Resource Management — has supported this initiative since 2011 and reiterated that support in a letter to congressional leaders in February. 

SHRM released this statement upon passage by the House: 

Eliminating employment per country caps will create a first-come, first-served green card system, putting talent and skills first so we can meet the current and future workforce needs of this country. 

SHRM strongly encourages the Senate to consider and pass this legislation in the same bipartisan fashion.

This bill is an important first step in addressing workplace immigration issues. However, much work remains to be done. SHRM, our 11,000-member advocacy team, and our remaining members and partners will continue to find ways to assist and work with Congress on taking important steps toward modernizing our workplace immigration system.

MEDIA: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Hill at 703-535-6072 and  

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