Multi-Stakeholder Letter Calling on DHS to Extend the Comment Period for the H-1B Lottery Prioritization NPRM

11/16/2020 Compete America joined 127 other multi-sector organizations in sending a letter to DHS expressing concerns with the unusually short 30-day comment period for the H-1B lottery prioritization NPRM issued on November 2, 2020. This unnaturally compressed timeframe is made all the more damaging to the process of full notice and comment rulemaking given that the agency determined it had no …

Multi-Sector Comment on Department of Labor’s Wage Interim Final Rule

11/09/2020 Compete America along with nearly two dozen major American trade groups, business coalitions, and scientific professional societies, filed comments regarding the Department of Labor’s interim final rule requiring US employers to pay foreign employees significantly more than American employees doing the same job. Compete America supports wage reforms that protect US workers while maintaining the viability of America’s fastest …

Compete America Letter to Federal Agencies–Negative Consequences of Proposed F-1 Student Restrictions for 2020 School Year

7/13/2020 On July 13, 2020, Compete America sent a letter to federal agencies calling on ICE to review critical US public interest questions and documents prior to publication of a new regulation severely limiting the extent to which international students may secure F-1 visas and maintain valid F-1 status while enrolled solely in online classes during the COVID-19 emergency. The …

324 Signatory Business Letter to President and Secretaries-Nonimmigrant Visa Facts

5/21/2020 On May 21, 2020, Compete America along with 323 US employers and business-related groups sent a letter to President Trump and the Secretaries of the Department of State, Department of Labor, and Department of Homeland Security highlighting the essential contributions of nonimmigrant, highly skilled foreign professionals to American prosperity, American innovation, and American job creation. The letter cautions that …

Statement of Compete America on Eliminating Per Country Caps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019                                                                              Contact: Brookley Valencia Email: Brookley@competeamerica.org Phone: (202) 258-8591 Statement of Compete America on Eliminating Per Country Caps WASHINGTON, D.C. – Compete America, a coalition of American employers dedicated to ensuring that the United States has the highly skilled workforce it needs to continue to lead the world in innovation and job creation, issued …

Letter on Regulation Creating New Pre-Registration for H-1B Nonimmigrant Petitions

11/21/2018 On November 21, 2018, Compete America submitted a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) leadership addressing concerns regarding the timing of the initial implementation of the new H-1B pre-registration process and the agency’s apparent mischaracterization of this rule as one that is not economically significant. Read the Full Letter …

Letter on Legal Issues Regarding USCIS H-1B Adjudications

11/2/2018 On November 1, 2018, Compete America submitted a letter to Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) leadership addressing legal issues regarding adjudication standards for H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions at USCIS. Read the Full Letter Here

What They Are Saying: About High-Skilled Immigration

04/09/2018 “Study after study has shown that foreign-born workers are good for the U.S. economy and good for U.S.-born workers. When companies are allowed to hire the workers with the best skills for the job — regardless of where those workers happen to have been born — their increased competitiveness boosts all the industries around them.” (Editorial, “Trump takes a …

Statement of Compete America on Hatch Amendments to Senate Immigration Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2018 Contact: Taylor Keeney Email: taylor.keeney@navigatorsglobal.com Phone: (804) 543-7053   Statement of Compete America on Hatch Amendments to Senate Immigration Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. –Compete America, a coalition dedicated to ensuring that the United States has the highly educated and innovative workforce necessary to grow the economy and create American jobs, issued the following statement regarding …