High-Skilled Immigration

How can we attract and retain superstar talent from around the globe?

Today, we face increasing competition to be the home for the world’s top scientists and technical practitioners. Unlike many of our industrialized counterparts, such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, we have no dedicated pathway for entrepreneurs or high-skilled immigrants to live permanently in the country. Through both legislation and executive action, the United States urgently needs to start taking a proactive approach to recruiting global talent.

High-Skilled Immigration
Latest Publication
The Talent Scout State
How the U.S. can proactively recruit high-potential immigrants
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May 1st 2024
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High-Skilled Immigration
Create Your Own Data-Driven Update to Schedule A
Plan an update to the government's shortage occupation list in a new interactive app
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January 25th 2024
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High-Skilled Immigration
Modernizing the H-1B Program
A response to DHS’ proposed changes to better support regional innovation and emerging technology career development
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December 22nd 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Help Wanted: Modernizing the Schedule A Shortage Occupation List
A new data-driven method to identify gaps in the labor market
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December 14th 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration Research Team

Lindsay Milliken
Lindsay Milliken
Immigration Fellow
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Jeremy Neufeld
Jeremy Neufeld
Senior Immigration Fellow
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Amy Nice
Amy Nice
Distinguished Immigration Counsel
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High-Skilled Immigration
A Serious Case for Dynamic Scoring
Innovation policy has a budget problem, and Congress has a chance to fix it
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September 15th 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Coalition of Experts Urges DOL to Update the Schedule A Shortage List
DOL should regularly update the Schedule A shortage occupation list to help address labor shortages
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June 28th 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Visa Interview Waivers after COVID
Even though the COVID emergency is over, personal appearance waivers should be a standing policy in low-risk cases
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May 11th 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Harnessing Global Talent for Regional Innovation
Three ways the executive branch can streamline visa pathways to support new regional innovation hubs
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April 25th 2023
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High-Skilled Immigration
Renew Visas at Home
Domestic visa reissuance has been suspended since 2004 — it's time to bring it back
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December 14th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
Biden’s Visa Breakdown
America’s dysfunctional visa system threatens a White House Summit – and US national security
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December 12th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
Creating a Global Skill Partnership with Central America Using Existing US Visas
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October 31st 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
The Case for High-Skilled Immigration Reform
(And How to Make It Happen)
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August 26th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
Semiconductor Investments Won’t Pay Off If Congress Doesn’t Fix the Talent Bottleneck
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May 10th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
STEM Immigration Is Critical to American National Security
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March 30th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
Immigration Powers American Progress
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February 8th 2022
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High-Skilled Immigration
Coalition for International Entrepreneurship Sends Open Letter Recommending Changes to International Entrepreneur Parole
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February 2nd 2022
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