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Workers Thrilled, Employers Underwhelmed by Skilled Immigration Changes

By on February 9, 2015 in Employment, Immigration

Passports - immigrationWaits for work-based permanent residence could become easier — if not any shorter — under recent Obama administration changes overshadowed by more controversial steps for immigrants without legal status, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

But employers in Minnesota and elsewhere say the changes don’t do enough to meet their demand for more work visas and green cards for college-educated professionals.

“Talent shortages, particularly in the high-tech industry, have been the focus of intense debate and dueling research findings for years,” the Star Tribune says. “Administration critics have pounced on Obama’s changes to accuse him of kowtowing to business interests.”

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