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Orrin Hatch

Immigration reform could help fill a growing skills gap

Immigration reform could help fill a growing skills gap

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Texas suspended an executive order granting some 5 million undocumented immigrants status based on a lawsuit by 26 Republican states challenging its legality. Whether the order will be upheld or rejected by the courts remains to be seen, but while Congress and the president grapple for leverage over one another, legislation that would help to positively impact immigration reform hangs in the balance. The modern U.S. economy is increasingly reliant on industries that are demonstrating a pronounced dearth of skilled professionals to meet steadily increasing demand from several sectors, but viable solutions aren't receiving the attention they...

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