FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013 ACIP Contact: Samantha Greene
The Fratelli Group
SHRM Contact: Kate Kennedy
Committee Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Bill Positive Step, But Improvements Needed to Ensure Reforms Work for U.S. Employers
Green Card Provisions ‘Encouraging,’ But Employment Verification Reforms and Lack of Trusted Employer System ‘Concerning,’ Say ACIP and SHRM
Washington, D.C. – The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today welcomed bipartisan passage of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” (S. 744) by the Senate Judiciary Committee, commending provisions that will improve the employment-based green card system to attract top world talent, but expressing strong concern with the changes made to the employment verification system and overall system efficiency issues.