Microsoft exec: Congress must finally pass immigration reform

When the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services starts accepting this year’s applications for H-1B visas, demand is expected to outpace the spaces available, and many will not be able to get a visa to work in the U.S. “This annual shortfall is again a reminder of the need for Congress to finally pass immigration reform,” writes Fred Humphries, Microsoft vice president, U.S. Government Affairs.

Many, including Microsoft, he says, have spoken in favor of reform. And two new studies offer additional evidence that reform is needed.

“The bottom line is that every day America is open for business, restrictive skilled-immigration policy that fails to reflect the demands of the modern economy is costing U.S. jobs,” Humphries writes.

To learn more, read his full post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff