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SHRM Responds to Trump Administration's Immigration Proposal

​WASHINGTON — SHRM — the Society for Human Resource Management — issued this statement as the Trump administration unveiled its immigration reform plan:

We appreciate the administration’s efforts in bringing forward a proposal that includes reforms to our outdated workplace immigration system. As America faces a growing skills gap, employers need a modern workplace immigration system that provides greater access to top talent and acknowledges that employers are best positioned to determine their skills and workforce needs.

SHRM will work with both parties in Congress and the White House to fashion bipartisan solutions that provide work-authorized talent, while protecting American workers.

For additional information, visit SHRM’s Workplace Immigration resource page and check out “Immigration 101 – Inside the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System.”

In research released earlier this year, SHRM explored the skills gap and foreign-born talent’s role in easing the difficulty in recruiting: The Skills Gap 2019 and Employment-based Immigration 2019.

For more information about SHRM’s public policy priorities visit,

Media: To schedule an interview, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Hill at 703-535-6072 and

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