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More on immigration reform
As we reported yesterday in our post regarding the U.S. Chamber’s new immigration reform website, chambers of commerce all around the country are recognizing the importance of this issue to our economy. In an effort to create a “Business for Skilled Worker Immigration” coalition, the Boston Chamber of Commerce has laid out a three-pronged approach to immigration reform. Like our Chamber, the Boston Chamber and this coalition are working to “strengthen job creation, innovation, and overall economic growth” through improved “international talent and the creation of pathways for more entrepreneurs to launch businesses in this country.” The layout and information provided by the Boston Chamber is extremely relevant as our Chamber has been working on this issue since 2007. Please see their three-pronged approached below:
1. Increasing the availability of temporary, skilled worker (H-1B) visas
2. Increasing the availability of permanent resident visas (green cards) for workers
3. Creating new startup visas for immigrant entrepreneurs who launch businesses in the U.S. and meet certain employment and financing goals.
For a more in-depth look at each of these, please check out the one-pager on each by clicking here. (Provided by the Boston Chamber of Commerce)
To read more about the Charleston Metro Chamber’s position on immigration reform, please click here.