Hatch Says Immigration Reform Would Create Jobs

Published on April 28, 2014 at 12:18PM

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Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57865231-90/chairman-companies-employees-hatch.html.csp

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a group of Utah entrepreneurs Friday to say immigration reform would actually create more jobs for Americans, and not displace them, by bringing in engineers that local high-tech companies need to expand. Hatch and former Utah Republican Chairman Stan Lockhart said the right-wing of their party should stop blocking Senate-passed reform in the U.S. House by targeting anyone who speaks out for immigration reform. He especially is pushing a portion of immigration reform to expand H1B visas for highly educated immigrants. Quotas now limit them to 85,000 a year, and applications exceeded that again this year in the first five days forms were accepted.