The One Take: Conversations With Mobility Leaders - Featuring Austin Fragomen
October 24, 2022
In a recent Worldwide ERC interview, Chairman Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. and President and CEO of Worldwide ERC Lynn Shotwell discuss an in-depth analysis of the policy decisions that have shaped our current migration landscape, as well as insights into future business immigration practices.
They discuss challenges affecting the U.S. immigration system today, including extensive backlogs and strict caps on H-1B visas. Austin shares his thoughts on how comprehensive immigration reform has been influenced and hindered by partisan politics during the last decade, emphasizing the need for corporations and service providers in the talent mobility industry to advocate for necessary policy changes.
Austin also highlights the progress of many countries regarding the modernization of their immigration systems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He cites positive policy developments as countries become more attuned to the global competition for talent, specifically noting initiatives in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore as successful examples.
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