Franchise industry: Immigration reform needs more low-skilled visas

06/26/2013 | Crain's New York Business

Franchise businesses support the immigration reform bill but are lobbying for an increase in the availability of low-skilled worker visas needed to fill jobs in the growing industry. The bill includes 20,000 three-year low-skilled visas and up to 75,000 in the fourth year, but IFA's Jay Perron said the bill should include at least 150,000 visas per year. "You're going to fill that quota in less than a month. That's just not going to cut it," he said.

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