Highly Skilled Immigrants: Opening the Doors to Prosperity

Capitol Hill Briefing
April 17, 2008
10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT
G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Featuring Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
In the modern global economy, highly skilled workers are increasingly important to continued growth and prosperity. Yet despite the dramatically increasing demand for foreign skilled labor, Congress has failed to increase the number of H-1B visas. As a result, U.S. immigration laws permit only a fraction of willing, skilled workers to add their talents to our society, reducing the welfare of both domestic workers and those who were denied access. Please join Senator Judd Gregg and Cato scholar Daniel Griswold for a discussion of reforming U.S. immigration policy to improve economic growth, expand individual choice, and maintain America’s competitive advantage in innovation.