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Embracing dreamers, foreign-born entrepreneurs and U.S.-educated immigrants so they remain in America helps boost economic growth, create jobs and spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Immigrants have founded 44 of our country's billion-dollar startups and employed almost 5 million Americans. Immigration is good for the U.S. economy.
But when American companies can’t grow due to a shortage of qualified workers, they need the ability to recruit and retain highly educated, foreign-born professionals who complement their U.S.-born talent.  
However, we only have 85,000 H-1B visas to give out each year and usually hit that cap within days. And, while our universities continue to attract the best and brightest from around the world, our laws force young talent to leave almost as soon as graduates are handed their diplomas.
With a system like this, the U.S. economy is at risk and so is innovation. Immigration reform is an opportunity Congress can’t afford to miss.

From left to right: Massimo Baldini, President, Tome; Roberto Cabral, Founder, Benjilock; Jill Nguyen, Sr. Client Strategy Manager, Phone2Action