HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRANTS IN WASHINGTON

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WASHINGTON FACES A LARGE STEM SHORTAGE

IMMIGRANTS ARE FILLING STEM SHORTAGES IN WASHINGTON

HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION REFORM WOULD HELP WASHINGTON’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 Washington between 2010 and 2013 will translate into 21,283 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 Seattle metropolitan area as many as 2,183 additional jobs and as much as $32.1 million in aggregate annual earnings by 2010.

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