We lose the longer we wait to reform work visas

April can be the make or break month for U.S. corporations that goes beyond tax time. It is when businesses file H-1B petitions in hopes to win the coveted visa lottery that allows foreign-born workers to fill job vacancies here.

U.S. businesses that win this nationwide lottery, designed strictly for highly skilled workers, go on to create more jobs than the businesses that lose.

When 100 highly skilled immigrant workers are granted H-1B status to come and work in this nation, 183 more American jobs are created, according to a study released in 2011 by the American Enterprise Institute and the Partnership for a New American Economy. Gov. Rick Snyder understands the low cap on the number of visas granted annually greatly impacts Michigan.

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