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Council for Global Immigration and Society for Human Resource Management release go-to reference for employers on March 23
Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have released
Moving Forward on Immigration: How the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System Works—and How It Can Work Better.
The free guide outlines employer-endorsed solutions to modernize the U.S. employment-based immigration system. This is CFGI’s third release of the guide, which is issued every two years when a newly elected Congress takes office.
“Our immigration system is complicated, inefficient and incompatible with the speed at which business moves and our ever-changing economy. We need to reform the employment-based immigration system so that it supports, not hinders, America’s employers,” said Lynn Shotwell, executive director of CFGI, in a news release.
“This guide,” she added, “is an ideal resource for anyone wanting to learn about our employment-based immigration system and serves policymakers and their staffs as they evaluate ways to reform it.”
Rebecca Peters, director and counsel for legislative affairs at CFGI, called the guide a “go-to resource for immigration and human resource professionals.”
“Immigration is a fast-paced field” requiring constant information updates, she pointed out.
Released March 23 during the first day of the SHRM 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., the 90-page guide contains:
As part of the guide’s release,
CFGI has debuted a video starring a business professional who faces new challenges when she is assigned employment-based immigration responsibilities at her organization.
The guide also outlines CFGI’s
Principles for Immigration Reform, which Peters said the group will be advocating for during a virtual Capitol Hill Day with agencies that specifically deal with immigration.
SHRM members will distribute copies of the guide during visits with their legislators on Capitol Hill on March 25 to talk about workplace issues—including the
need to improve E-Verify. Conference attendees will receive an online version of the guide at a later date.
Peters called the guide “a great, great resource” for HR professionals and members of Congress.
“A lot of those solutions to [immigration] reform are solutions to meet today’s business needs,” she said. “Our members at CFGI and SHRM need to be able to recruit and hire, transfer and retain [employees] ...to compete globally. Our immigration system hasn’t kept up.”
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