Every year H-1B visas allow thousands of highly-skilled foreign workers to take positions in specialty occupations in the United States, as companies compete to fill jobs in a variety of sectors, including technology, engineering and general business. Brookings experts examine questions around the number of H-1B visas issued every year, how the program can better address labor market needs, and if it can help America maintain its global competitiveness.
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - A girl holds up a banner while people take part in a rally to demand that Congress fix the broken immigration system at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 6, 2013.
India-U.S. Policy Memo
Moving Beyond the Immigration Sticking Point in the India-U.S. Relationship
September 2014, Neil G. Ruiz
In this India-U.S. Policy Memo, Neil Ruiz discusses why the U.S. immigration policy has become a sticking point in U.S-India relations and offers recommendations that can alleviate this source of friction.
U.S. Economic Performance
April 16, 2014, Darrell M. West
April 1, 2014, Fred Dews
September 27, 2013, Audrey Singer and Fred Dews
September 18, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz
June 18, 2013, Jill H. Wilson
June 18, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
June 3, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 28, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 22, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 10, 2013, Jonathan Rothwell and Neil G. Ruiz
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