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Why we support immigration reform

Click here to watch our new video in the “GCP Insight” series. Learn about our efforts to support immigration reform and why we think it’s important to economic development in the Cleveland Plus region.

We've focused our efforts on increasing the number of high-skilled visas, known as H1-B visas, and the creation of High Skilled Immigration Zones, which would allocate a block of visas to geographic areas experiencing high unemployment.

This has resulted in an increase of the number of visas within the bill passed by the U.S. Senate, as well as an increase in the House of Representatives committee’s passed bill.

Collectively, GCP, along with the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition, continues to pursue a strategy to include the High Skill Immigration Zone proposal either as stand-along legislation or as an amendment to a bill once it comes to the floor for a vote.