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/Larry Downing - U.S. President Barack Obama talks about immigration reform while at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago November 25, 2014.
Obama’s Overshadowed Start-up Gambit
November 26, 2014, Neil G. Ruiz and Mark Muro
Overshadowed by the provisions for children and parents in President Obama's executive order on immigration are new rules on another hot-button topic: foreign technology entrepreneurs.
U.S. Economic Performance
June 18, 2013, Jill H. Wilson
May 10, 2013, Jonathan Rothwell and Neil G. Ruiz
April 18, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz and Jill H. Wilson
April 9, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz
March 13, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz and Jill H. Wilson
Policy Proposal | The Hamilton Project
February 26, 2013, Pia M. Orrenius, Giovanni Peri and Madeline Zavodny
Blog Q&A | Economix, The New York Times
July 25, 2012, Neil G. Ruiz, Jill H. Wilson and Shyamali Choudhury
Article | CNN
July 19, 2012, Neil G. Ruiz and Shyamali Choudhury
July 18, 2012, Neil G. Ruiz, Jill H. Wilson and Shyamali Choudhury
Paper | The Hamilton Project
May 2012, Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
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