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One of the very few issues that Congress and the Obama administration appear to agree upon is that our current immigration system is meeting neither the needs of the country generally, nor of businesses specifically. Congress has been largely missing-in-action in terms of immigration legislation since the tragedy of 9/11, and, accordingly, legislative revisions to our immigration system have not kept pace with an increased demand for foreign workers in our economy. The country is feeling the strain of the difficulty of obtaining quality employees to keep business interests vibrant. These shortages are playing out both at the blue-collar and white-collar levels – with some of the greatest shortages being in the medical field, engineering and computer technology.

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