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The H1B process is cumbersome and expensive for employers, and they wouldn't spend the money on the program if they were not desperate for these talented newcomers. In the last decade or so, the processing time and costs have nearly doubled to get an H1B immigrant admitted to these shores. This is a drain on the economy and reduces American competitiveness.
I travel the nation from coast to coast and talk to employers from large manufacturers, to high-tech firms, to engineering and financial services. Most tell me their biggest challenge is finding the skilled workers they need.
Limits - Demands - Feds - Employers - Fee
The visa limits should be raised and adjusted to meet the demands. The feds should charge employers a higher fee to bring these immigrants to the country, and these funds could be used to beef up border security and pay for the cost of administering visa programs.
The solution is to tilt our immigration system...
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