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Guide Recommends Changes for U.S. Immigration System

Magazine article HRMagazine

Guide Recommends Changes for U.S. Immigration System

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A guide explaining the U.S. immigration system and advocating changes to help employers is available on SHRM's website.

Moving Forward on Immigration: How the U.S. Employment-Based System Works-and How It Can Work Better was released by SHRM and the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) at the SHRM 2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in March.

More than 200 SHRM members distributed the guide on Capitol Hill as they met with their legislators to discuss workplace issues-including the need to improve E-Verify, a government program used by employers to confirm that applicants are eligible to work in the U.S. The guide serves policymakers as they consider potential reforms.

"Our immigration system is complicated, inefficient, and incompatible with the speed at which business moves and our ever-changing economy. …

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