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The Fratelli Group
President Obama Tells Nation: Welcome U.S.-educated World Talent into American Workforce
Washington, D.C. – The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) today commended President Obama for inspiring the nation in his second inaugural address to welcome ‘bright young students and engineers’ into the U.S. workforce, rather than expel them.
“Fixing America’s outdated immigration policies, especially for highly educated professionals, is vital for furthering U.S. economic prosperity,” said ACIP Executive Director Lynn Shotwell. “President Obama has made it clear it is one of his top concerns, and we look forward to working with the administration and Congress on sensible, meaningful reforms this year.”
ACIP has long advocated for reforms to the employment-based immigration system, including clearing decades-long green card backlogs for professionals and ending arbitrary caps to access top talent. ACIP has also been a vocal advocate for a Trusted Employer system to increase efficiency for both government and employers.
Learn more about ACIP at www.acip.com.
The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), a strategic affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), represents employers working to speed U.S. economic recovery, create new jobs for all Americans and advance American innovation. Our members are companies, universities, research institutions and organizations that employ the critical talent that has and will continue to build the U.S. economy and raise the standard of living for all Americans. We build the workforces necessary to keep America on the cutting edge of worldwide innovation and leading the global economy.