Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says the U.S. needs more highly skilled immigrant workers, but not at the expense of other immigrants who also contribute to the economy.
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that as the U.S. population ages, the labor force will increasingly depend on immigrants and their children to keep the economy moving.
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill to increase the per-country limit on visas granted to high skilled workers. Advocates say it will improve the American economy, but Senator Chuck Grassley disagrees, and has blocked the bill in the Senate.
A new company called Blueseed is hoping to circumnavigate the stagnation of the immigration system and bring highly skilled immigrants to work 12 miles off of the California coast.
Amid rumors that Congressional Democrats will introduce an immigration bill before the year’s end, an update on Republican bills on the hill.