Fact of the Week: "Keep the American Economy Strong"

Fact of the Week

​ January 23, 2014

"Keep the America​n Economy Strong"

SHRM and the Co​uncil Urge Congress to Finish Immigration Reform This Year

In a letter sent to all members of the House of Representatives on Friday, January 17, Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, and Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., who chairs the Council for Global Immigration, called for passage of immigration reform, which would affect the organizations’ more than 300,000 human resource and in-house immigration professionals. Specifically, they urged that any final bill must:

Use State​-of-the-Art Technology to Authenticate Job Applicant's Identity

“Employers need an entirely electronic employment verification system that uses identity authentication tools, such as knowledge-based authentication, to protect against identity theft so that employers can confidently hire work authorized employees.”

Create a Tr​usted Employer Program to Improve Efficiency of Work-Related Visa Applications

"Such a program would allow employers with solid immigration law compliance records to streamline their administrative interaction with government agencies - saving resources for companies and the government."

Provide A​ccess to World Talent

“America’s employment-based green card and nonimmigrant systems require changes to allow more highly educated and skilled foreign-born professionals to contribute to America’s global competitiveness, economic growth and U.S.-based job creation."

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

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 at councilforglobalimmigration.org and shrm.org. Learn more about the Council and SHRM’s immigration policy solutions at employerimmigrationsolutions.org​.​​




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