HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRANTS IN IOWA

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IOWA FACES A LARGE STEM SHORTAGE

IMMIGRANTS ARE FILLING STEM SHORTAGES IN IOWA

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

  • High-skilled visa holders create jobs for U.S.-born workers: The new H-1B visas awarded to Iowa between 2010 and 2013 will translate into 2,620 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 Davenport, Iowa was one of nine metropolitan areas to experience an H-1B shock of 10 percent or more, causing the metropolitan area to lose out on creating hundreds of computer jobs for U.S.-born workers by 2010.

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New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. More…