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U.S. Labor Immigration: Top Developments

  • January 13, 2023

Miguel Manna wrote an article on about the key steps taken by the U.S. government impacting business immigration over the past year and their likely impact this year. 

"Employers across the United States spent much of 2022 grappling with the bustling labor market and competing for U.S. workers as demand outpaced supply," Miguel wrote. "Many employers also looked overseas to recruit candidates to fill open positions, but their efforts have been stymied by an immigration system still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Application backlogs and lengthy visa processing delays have made it difficult for companies to actually hire otherwise qualified candidates."

"The good news is that the U.S. government has implemented various measures focused on cutting processing times and minimizing workforce disruptions," he continued. "The bad news is that some of these measures are temporary, and others are to be phased in over several years, meaning relief may not be immediate."

Click here to read the full article, which was the cover story in's Legal & Compliance Excellence magazine in January: U.S. Labor Immigration: Top Developments reaches a network of almost 2 million HR professionals and is among the most trusted resources in the industry.