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Immigrants and refugees strengthen regional economy

We know the critical role that immigrants and refugees play in Buffalo Niagara’s workforce and economy. For instance, last month, I blogged about the importance of easing the H1B Visa Cap as part of a sound, economic development strategy that focuses on the contributions of the foreign-born. As the great

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Easing of H-1B visa cap will boost STEM economy

Every April, the federal government begins accepting applications for H-1B visas, which allow highly educated and skilled professionals to work temporarily in the United States. Again this year, just days after filing opened, the annual cap of 85,000 was reached. Last year, more than 172,000 applications were received in less

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Immigrants and refugees: catalysts for economic growth

Cities around the country have begun to effectively support the impact of immigrants and refugees on their employers, economy and community. For instance, did you know that for every seven international students enrolled in the U.S., three jobs are created or supported? Or that immigrants created 25 percent of all

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