New Jersey business owners are calling for immigration reform in the United States as they believe it will assist them with growing their business. These New Jersey entrepreneurs want to be able to diversify their staff and to have a greater pool of job applicants to choose from, according to NJ.com. Business owners in Texas have likewise been pleading with lawmakers to stop dawdling with the issue of immigration reform for workers.
Members of a number of different chambers of commerce, together with community leaders, are hoping for speedy legislative reform to take place in New Jersey and Texas, with immigration reform supporters believing that they are missing out when it comes to top talent, given that skilled and highly intelligent international students are attending college in the United States only to then be forced to go back home to their countries of origin because of strict immigration laws.
“These are good people who show up to work every day, who want to be citizens,” says the president of Foley-Waite Associates Inc, J Kelly Conklin. Conklin has attempted to make use of the very long process of sponsoring workers from overseas, but has faced numerous setbacks due to paperwork not going through on time, and temporary US visas then expiring and forcing workers to leave the country.
More businesses would be capable of hiring top talent if sponsoring or acquiring a visa for an international worker did not take so long, and with 764,000 international students in the United States, it is unsurprising that companies want to be able to hire college graduates as well as other overseas workers.