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    Winning the Global Race for Talent
    As of today, employers seeking to sponsor an H-1B employee for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 can begin filing petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If history is any indication, USCIS will shortly announce that the agency received enough petitions for new hires to meet the 65,000-annual statutory cap, as well as the additional 20,000 visas that are allocated for foreign professionals [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Workforce, Immigration
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    H1-B Visas: American Innovation Hinges on a Chance for the Best and Brightest
    Earlier today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the total statutory cap of 85,000 visas allotted under law for fiscal year (FY) 2018. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the visa cap was reached within days of USCIS accepting petitions for the upcoming year, demonstrating both the necessity and limitations [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Immigration
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    Reminder We Still Need High Skilled Immigration Reform
    H-1B visas allow companies to hire highly skilled immigrants who are a valuable part of the U.S. economy and yesterday, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency reached its congressionally mandated H-1B visa cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2017, as well as more than the 20,000 H-1B petition limit the agency can allocate under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. This news came [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Immigration
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    Dear Congress: The American Economy Depends on High Skilled Immigrants
    Today the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, will hold a hearing on high-skilled immigration. This hearing is being held at a time when the tone on immigration reform is being driven by presidential candidates after years of Washington “kicking the can” on fixing our broken immigration system so that it works to grow our economy. ITI has long advocated [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Workforce, Immigration
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