HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRANTS IN ILLINOIS

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ILLINOIS FACES A LARGE STEM SHORTAGE

IMMIGRANTS ARE FILLING STEM SHORTAGES IN ILLINOIS

IMMIGRANTS INCREASINGLY POWER ILLINOIS’ INNOVATION ECONOMY

HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION REFORM WOULD HELP ILLINOIS’ COMPANIES COMPETE AND CREATE AMERICAN JOBS

  • High-skilled visa holders create jobs for U.S.-born workers: The new H-1B visas awarded to Illinois between 2010 and 2013 will translate into 37,669 new jobs for U.S.-born workers in the state by 2020.
  • Our visa system is costing jobs and revenue: Firm-level data from the 2007 and 2008 H-1B lotteries shows that the H-1B caps from those two years alone cost U.S.-born tech workers in the Chicago metropolitan area as many as 16,642 additional jobs and as much as $233.5 million in aggregate annual earnings by 2010. Springfield, Illinois suffered as well – it was one of nine metropolitan areas to experience an H-1B shock of 10 percent or more in the 2007 to 2008 period.

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