Immigration 101 – Inside the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System


Rebecca Peters By Rebecca Peters September 28, 2018
Immigration 101 – Inside the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System

​The world of work is rapidly evolving – and the United States is falling further behind in the competition. U.S. corporations, universities, research institutions, small businesses, and startups must increasingly compete with organizations around the world to hire and retain top talent. In developed economies, demand for high-skilled labor is growing faster than supply with up to 40 million fewer workers with advanced education than employers will need worldwide by 2020.

The U.S. immigration system is extremely complex. The SHRM Council for Global Immigration has put together this Immigration 101 guide to give you straightforward answers to questions about the employment-based immigration system, including how it works today and how to navigate its intricacies, and to share with you our principles to reform the system so it can work better.


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