ACIP and the U.S. Chamber Release Report on the Need for Highly Educated Immigrants

8/11/2010
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​ACIP and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have released a joint report, “Regaining America’s Competitive Advantage: Making Our Immigration System Work.” The report, authored by Stuart Anderson, the Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy, proves that America’s greatness rests in our historic openness to new people and innovations and makes the case for fixing the problems in America’s employment-based immigration system with policies that will grow U.S. jobs and our economy for the future.

On a press call in Washington, D.C. this morning, ACIP’s Executive Director, Lynn Shotwell said it best stating: “Unfortunately, the United States is making it more and more difficult for American employers to attract foreign talent....  The bottom line: our country needs an employment-based immigration system that gives U.S. employers access to the talent they need to keep growing the economy, spurring innovation and creating U.S. jobs.”

Specifically the report addresses two critical points: 

  1. ​U.S. employers need  highly educated foreign national talent to continue to lead the world in innovation and job growth; and
  2. A report released late last year by the Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, “Gaming the System,” contains many arguments about highly educated foreign national workers that are incomplete or inaccurate.

To view the ACIP press release, click here.
To view the Executive Summary and Full Report, click here.​