Immigrant groups are hoping to build a national, grassroots movement to preserve the endangered Diversity Visa program, slated for elimination under Washington’s proposed immigration overhaul. They’re starting local, looking to Chicago’s City Council to put pressure on Illinois’ Congressional delegation.
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As Congress debates whether the U.S. needs to issue more temporary visas for high-skill foreign nationals, a new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, the U.S. produces plenty of graduates in the fields of science and engineering. But they’re not getting those jobs.
As foreign nationals pour their savings into small businesses in the U.S. to acquire temporary visas. The hope is that they’ll ultimately find a pathway to citizenship. But it’s not clear that the immigration reform bill makes that path any easier.