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Employment immigration troubles are affecting American economy

A recent census suggests that over 800 languages are spoken in the state of New York alone. Most people are used to encountering people of other cultures, many from other countries, in their daily travel. Several U.S. industries rely heavily on employment immigration, and many employers are complaining that a delay in the process of obtaining a work visa is harming their business. 

While certainly, many types of industry in the nation rely on some percentage of foreign workers, two major industries have already complained that they have empty positions that were slated to be filled by persons coming to the country under employment immigration policies. The hospitality industry, most notably hotels, reports that delays in visa approvals for qualified applicants has created a shortage of workers, and workers already employed in the United States are being overburdened to make up the difference. The medical industry also relies heavily on foreign workers, and many hospitals report a shortage of doctors. 

Many people who have previously obtained a work visa are having trouble renewing them. These people are already employed here but, without a proper up-to-date work visa, may lose their job and be forced to return to their country of origin. For workers that have established a life and perhaps a family in the U.S., this is a frightening possibility. 

If a New York resident is concerned that he or she may be affected by recent changes regarding employment immigration, it makes sense to be proactive. One way to try to sort the confusion is to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help workers ensure that they have obtained the proper paperwork to continue or begin working in the United States. 

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