visas http://wrvo.org en Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms http://wrvo.org/post/immigration-reform-would-address-labor-shortages-ny-farms-0 <p>As lawmakers in the Senate's Judiciary Committee debate the immigration reform bill released last month, farmers in New York State are hoping to find enough workers to fully staff their operations. It's a yearly struggle in New York and nationwide and according to <a href="https://www.farmcrediteast.com/News-and-Events/News/20111005GuestWorkerTestimony.aspx" target="_blank">a report by Farm Credit East</a>, more than 1000 farms in New York could close or shrink by two-thirds if immigration laws were fully enforced. Fri, 17 May 2013 13:42:51 +0000 Matt Richmond 38005 at http://wrvo.org Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms Report finds little evidence to support expansion of guest worker programs http://wrvo.org/post/report-finds-little-evidence-support-expansion-guest-worker-programs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says there is little evidence to support the expansion of high-skilled guest worker programs, like those proposed in the immigration bill being debated in the Senate. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:26:43 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36797 at http://wrvo.org Report finds little evidence to support expansion of guest worker programs Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? http://wrvo.org/post/canada-woos-entrepreneurs-visa-program-should-us-follow <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Canada is aiming to woo bright young entrepreneurs with a <a href="http://startupvisa.ca/" target="_blank">startup visa program</a>. The plan offers immediate permanent residence to foreign nationals who are able to secure business funding from Canadian investors. But, there are mixed feelings in the U.S. about the benefits of following suit. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35899 at http://wrvo.org Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/virtual-march-washington-lobbies-immigration-reform <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The technology industry is using social media to create a "virtual march" on Washington. The <a href="http://www.marchforinnovation.com/" target="_blank">March for Innovation</a>, launched by the Partnership for a new Economy, is lobbying for immigration reform, including putting pressure on Congress to provide more visas for high-skilled workers and entrepreneurs. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:53:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35389 at http://wrvo.org "Virtual march" on Washington lobbies for immigration reform