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Forbes: Restrictions On H-1B Visas Found To Push Jobs Out Of The U.S.


Important new research concludes immigration restrictions that prevent companies from hiring high-skilled foreign nationals in the U.S. represent bad economic policy and are counterproductive. The first-of-its-kind study examining company-level responses to government immigration rules found H-1B visa restrictions carry the unintended consequence of pushing jobs outside the United States and lead to less innovation in America.

Read the rest of the Forbes article here.

Mechelle Zarou Presented at Diversity and Immigration Seminar

Shumaker is pleased to announce that Mechelle Zarou, partner and Immigration practice group co-chair, was a presenter at a Diversity and Immigration seminar hosted by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Bowling Green Economic Development, and Welcome BG on October 2, 2019. Mechelle spoke about employment-based immigration to employers.

Zarou seminar

From the Washington Post: Svetlana Kuznetsova will not defend Citi Open title because of U.S. visa issues

Svetlana Kuznetsova will not defend her Citi Open title because of visa issues.sveta


Kuznetsova, who is Russian, announced Thursday on Twitter that she is withdrawing from the tennis tournament, which will begin next week in Washington.

“Wanted to apologize to all my fans who were waiting for me there ..Never had issues like this in my life, hopefully one day I can finally get a visa and play at list [sic] some events of the US swing!” wrote Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion.