The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce released the following statement by Paul Guzzi, President and CEO of the Chamber, in support of the skilled worker provisions contained in the bipartisan immigration bill passed today by the United States Senate:
“The bipartisan legislation passed today advances the needs of U.S. businesses competing in a talent-driven, global marketplace. Specifically, the bill includes a number of key Chamber-supported provisions to significantly increase the number of visas for highly-skilled workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs. Such reforms are critical to Greater Boston’s continuing ability to attract the brightest and most innovative minds from across the globe to live, learn, and work here.
“The Chamber has been working to advance these reforms through its leadership of ‘Business for Skilled Worker Immigration’, a national coalition of 50 regional Chambers working for skilled worker immigration reforms in this session of Congress. The Senate bill passed today advances each of the Coalition’s priorities, including expansion of H-1B skilled worker visas, increased availability of green cards for STEM graduates, and the creation of entrepreneur visas.
“Enactment of these key immigration reforms, coupled with an increased focus on domestic education priorities and skills training, will help ensure that the U.S. remains a global capital for talent for generations to come. The Chamber and its national coalition partners will continue to work with our respective Congressional delegations in the days and weeks ahead to secure enactment of similar skilled worker immigration reforms in the House.”
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