Statement on U.S. Government Exhausting Supply of H-1B Visas in Less than a Week


Sarah Roy, New American Economy,

Following the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for 2017, New American Economy issued the following statement:

“Once again, we’ve exhausted the number of visas available for high-skilled workers in less than a week,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of the Partnership for a New American Economy. “Now, we’ll send thousands of innovators home, along with all of the jobs and revenue we know they can create. We need an immigration system that matches our economic needs, while protecting our American workforce.”

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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…