Fact of the Week: 96% of Large Employers Say Immigration “Critical” to Achieving Business Objectives

9/26/2013
Fact of the Week

​September 26, 2013


96% of Large Empl​oyers Say Immigration “Critical” to Achieving Business Objectives


Council for Global Immigration (formerly American Council on International Personnel) Provides New Data on the Need for Immigration R​eform

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A newly released survey of U.S. employers has delivered fresh evidence that the nation’s broken immigration system is hurting the economy.

The largest employers (those with more than 20,000 full-time employees) depend on immigration to grow and innovate: 96 percent say the ability to obtain visas in a timely, predictable and flexible manner is critical to their business objectives.

Unfortunately, the system is not working:

  • 75 percent of surveyed employers report there are not enough U.S. employment-based green cards
  • 83 percent of surveyed employers report government delays in H-1B (high-skilled) visa processing (72 percent report not enough H-1Bs)
  • 67 percent of large employers do not have confidence that they will receive all the U.S. visas they need over the next year to fill vacancies and create economic activity.

This all adds up to lost opportunities for U.S. businesses – and lost growth for the entire American economy.

​Congress: Help Spur U.S. Growth & Innovation – Pass Immigration Reform Now.


Click here to learn more about immigration solutions that ensure employers have access to the highly educated, foreign-born professionals they need to keep America’s economy strong and growing. Click here to learn more about the Council for Global Immigration survey.

About th​e Council for Global Immigration


As strategic affiliates, the Council for Global Immigration (formerly the American Council on International Personnel) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) help advance U.S. innovation and job growth by assisting organizations with workforce and talent management issues. A key priority for both organizations is U.S. immigration reform. Learn more about the Council at www.councilforglobalimmigration.org. Learn more about the Council and SHRM's immigration policy solutions at www.EmployerImmigrationSolutions.org​.​​

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