White House Urged to Reform Skilled Visa Policies

By |2011-08-18T22:36:50+00:00August 18th, 2011|Categories: Green Cards, US Immigration Policy, Visas - H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN|Tags: , , , , |

Coinciding with the release of a study conducted by the National Foundation for American Policy, a group of US business leaders met with President Obama and urged him to reform the skilled visa system through the utilization of policy reforms. Though President Obama consistently talks about government getting out of the way of private business, his policy-makers at the USCIS have been acting in just the opposite manner.  The USCIS through the use of  policy memos such as the January 2010 Neufeld memo have engaged in a systematic campaign to thwart the growth of US businesses that utilize foreign workers. Specific policies have been directed at entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses who often drive employment growth especially in recessionary times. It is hoped that President Obama will turn some of his talk into action. The Huffington Post has published a summary of some of the proposals that were discussed during the meeting. Check it out and forward it to your friends and your Congressional reps because although there is much that President Obama could do, significant changes will likely require legislation.