Immigration debate fuels worry about H-1B program

Emory University employs about 300 foreign workers under temporary visas, assigning them to a wide range of research projects. Their work “is part of our core mission,” says Philip Wainwright, vice provost for global strategy. “The program and the research we think benefits the United States and benefits human kind.” Emory is one of the biggest users in metro Atlanta of the H-1B visa program, which brings 85,000 people a year into the United States to fill positions for which their employer cannot find a qualified American. Read more on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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