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Recent Immigration Policy Shifts Could Put the U.S. at an Economic Disadvantage

Work Visas

American business owners are feeling the effects of Trump administration policies that have reduced the number of work visas being issued for immigrants in this country. Companies that depend on the skilled laborers who enter this country under H-1B visas are finding it difficult to fill vacancies in their organizations. Health care facilities, resort hotels and technology companies have been especially hard hit by recent delays in processing and outright denials of visas that once would have been approved as a matter of course.

An Effort to Reduce Legal Immigration

The Trump administration has endorsed legislation intended to reduce legal immigration to the U.S. by half. While the Senate bill has not moved forward, some immigration experts believe that the agencies responsible for approving H-1B visas are deliberately increasing the amount of paperwork needed and slowing the process of approval. This has the effect of reducing the number of employment-based visas issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

A Response From the Business Community

A recent report from the Business Roundtable indicates that the U.S. is lagging far behind many other countries in recruiting top talent from around the world. Germany, Australia, France, the United Kingdom and Canada are among the countries that are outperforming the U.S. in terms of attracting and retraining talented workers from other countries around the world. This puts the U.S. at a distinct competitive disadvantage in the global economy.

Help With H-1B Visas

Working with a New York immigration lawyer can provide real help for businesses and immigrants interested in the application process for an H-1B employment-based visa. The assistance provided by an experienced New York immigration lawyer can often make the difference between denial and success in applying for these visas. By choosing a firm with proven experience and knowledge of the immigration process, companies can increase the odds of acquiring H-1B visas for their most talented job candidates.

At Pozo Goldstein, our team of New York immigration lawyers includes a former judge and two former immigration prosecutors. This high degree of expertise can even the playing field and can ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. We work with companies and families to straighten out visa issues quickly and effectively. To learn more about the services we provide, give us a call today at 212-201-9031 to schedule a free initial consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.