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U.S. Labor Secretary Says America Needs Immigrants

Recently, the WSJ reported that the U.S. Labor Secretary, Martin Walsh, is emphasizing the importance of immigration to America’s economic strength.

"America has always been a country that has depended on immigration," said Walsh. It’s certainly true that there are far more vacant jobs than there are qualified workers. However, the current U.S. immigration policy isn’t tailored to address this.

Mr. Walsh noted that students from all over the world come to the U.S. to attend schools and universities, but risk being sent back home if they fail to secure a work visa. This creates a paradigm in which the U.S. attracts top-level talent, but may fail to retain it because of inefficient immigration policies.

Mr. Walsh also said, "[t]he threat to the American economy long-term is not inflation, it's [about] immigration.” Considering the dire strain that skyrocketing inflation has put on families and businesses in the U.S., this statement surely puts the state of American immigration policy into perspective.

What we take away from the WSJ article is that America’s labor shortage is a serious detriment to the national economy, and immigrants may be able to solve this problem, propelling the U.S. into a new era of prosperity.

Here at Visa Business Plans, we’re ready to be part of the solution. We offer solid immigration business plans to help you put your best foot forward on an E-2, L-1A, EB-2/NIW, H-1B, or EB-5 visa petition. So if you are thinking about immigrating to the U.S., call us today to see how we can help.

Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in 4 different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.