Skilled Workers

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Certainly Dr. Fauci’s success in fighting Aids is well known and respected. Hopefully, he will assist in finding a vaccine for Coronavirus. However, some of his projections, like the original 2.2 million predicted US deaths...
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The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so‐​called employment‐​based categories. The family members of immigrant workers must use employment‐​based green cards despite the text of the...
As we pause today to reflect on the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it is important that we all commit to ensuring they are as successful as possible when returning home.
“If there’s one thing that we know about the American economy, we need two things: We need the skilled engineer as much as we need the skilled farmworker. The innovation that we’ve built in the US over generations depends on...
Texas has a shortage of skilled trades workers. The new law sets up a commission to study what changes schools and businesses must make to close that gap.
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands last week.
Workforce Advisory Board
The business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders of the president's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board met this past week for the first time
Kevin Brady The Woodlands Chamber Economic Outlook Conference
At a recent Economic Outlook Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas and themed around “the pathway to sustainable growth,” Republican Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) called in to comment on the current and future state...
The United States’ program for high-skilled immigrant workers, H-1B visas, is a portion of the immigration picture that even President Donald Trump has said is necessary and should potentially be expanded.
In a booming American economy with 3.7% unemployment, President Donald Trump talks a lot about wanting to bring more people into our country to work on the basis of merit. Does merit apply to construction workers?
healthcare workers
Some say our healthcare industry could be overwhelmed by increased demands because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Norman Adams Greg Abbott
Business leaders across Texas are suffering from workforce shortages. Texas should welcome these legal immigrants. They have been fully vetted by the federal government. With our state’s booming economy and record low...
workers needed
July 2019 marked the 111th straight month of job gains in Texas. Our record-low 3.4% unemployment​ is better than FULL employment.
immigration economic graph
The National Immigration Forum appreciates the opportunity to provide its views on the benefits of immigration in building a more dynamic economy. U.S. economic growth is outpacing growth in workers. As a result, labor...
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The plan would transition our immigration system from emphasizing familal ties to prioritizing merit-based immigration.
career building
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican and Democratic senators are sponsoring the newly reintroduced Gateway to Careers Act, which would help native-born and immigrant students complete their educations and fill...
On March 6, 2019, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, co-chaired by Trump advisor Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, held its inaugural meeting.
green card
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
college tuition costs
Recently Amazon announced its next headquarters will be in New York and Virginia. Since the two finalists from Texas (Dallas and Austin) lost out on this opportunity for approximately 50,000 new jobs and up to $5 billion in...
construction professionals
The first step of identifying and taxing unauthorized workers makes sense whether you’re a conservative Republican, a liberal Democrat, or something in between.

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