On Saturday my partner and I spent the day at our office reviewing the cap-subject H-1B packages to be delivered to the USCIS on Tuesday and it was hard to believe that some of these talented beneficiaries, many of whom are U.S. educated, all of whom have U.S. companies that need their skills – will have their H-1B petitions rejected because they did not win the “lottery”.
In February I posted a link to an advertising campaign in which Alberta, Canada was welcoming talented professionals who could not work in the U.S. Prior to that, in July 2007, there was the story of Microsoft opening a research center in Canada because the company could not recruit the foreign workers it needed in the U.S. These poor immigration policies and outdated laws and quotas will put us at a competitive disadvantage globally. And as any first year business student will tell you, we now live in a global economy.