Fact of the Week: Witnesses at Senate Hearing Highlight Key Issues in Immigration Reform for U.S. Employers

Fact of the Week

​​April 25, 2013

In Case You Misse​​d It:


Witnesses at Senate Hearing Highlight

Key Issues in Immigration Reform for U.S. Employers

Access to top talent:
“Like most American businesses, Microsoft has seen the enormous contributions that highly educated foreign workers bring to our company and our economy. … [W]e need effective high skilled immigration reform that brings the best talent in the world to America and … enables these individuals to work together with the innovators, entrepreneurs and talented individuals in our domestic workforce.” – Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the solutions ACIP and SHRM support fo​r increasing access to top talent through immigration reform, including employment-based green cards, L-1 visas and H-1B visas.


Federal electronic employment verification:
“One of the best ways to reduce illegal migrant traffic across the border – and thereby strengthen border security – is by reducing opportunities for unauthorized work in the United States. We believe a mandatory employee verification system combined with stronger tools to help employers maintain a legal workforce will help us achieve that goal and should be part of any comprehensive immigration reform package. … By helping employers ensure their workforce is legal, electronic verification promotes economic fairness and a level playing field … .” – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

ACIP and SHRM agree we need a mandatory federal el​​ectronic employment verification system. Learn about the solutions they propose for making it work for U.S. employers and employees.

It’s a new world. The time for new employment-based immigration policies is now.

Learn more about the much-needed reforms to the U.S. employment-based immigration system in the ACIP-SHRM primer, “Navigating the U.S. Employment-based Immigration System.”
As strategic affiliates, the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) help advance U.S. growth, innovation and job creation by supporting employers and their employees as they navigate the most pressing workforce and talent management issues, which includes reform of the U.S. immigration system. Learn more about ACIP at www.acip.com. Learn more about SHRM at www.shrm.org​.




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