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Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 13, 2021   [open pdf - 189MB]

This is the July 13, 2021 hearing on "Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the Opening Statement of Zoe Lofgren: "I would like to welcome our Witnesses and the Members of the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee to today's hearing to explore how outdated immigration systems damage our ability to compete in a global economy. This brain-drain problem is unfortunately nothing new, but it has taken on a new sense of urgency, as illustrated by this quote from the website of a new company based in Canada: Quote, ''The U.S. work visa crisis continues to worsen. As frustration and uncertainty rises for companies losing talent and professionals facing U.S. work visa issues, we have a compelling solution.'' The compelling solution that this company offers is to help U.S. entities establish virtual subsidiaries in Canada and relocate highly skilled individuals who have been failed by the immigration system out of the United States. Companies are now profiting from our outdated immigration laws. If we want to compete in an increasingly global and technology-driven marketplace, we have to do what we've failed to do for the past 30 years, and that's reform the immigration system so that it is responsive to the changing needs of our country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stuart Anderson, Jennifer Grundy Young, Sudip Parikh, and Ronil Hira.

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Serial No. 117-34
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2022
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Public Domain
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