The highly-skilled immigrants came here in good faith not to take away American jobs, but to use their knowledge and skills in a land known for innovation, build a better life for their families, and also create more American jobs. Unfortunately, while stuck in the decades of green card backlog, these immigrants cannot start their own ventures or businesses to create more direct American jobs. Research done by Partnership for a New American Economy shows that immigrant workers complement the American workers. Today, the highly-skilled immigrants not just complement the American workers, but also continue to create indirect American jobs by purchasing local products and services. One can only think the increase in jobs and opportunities, when a fair immigration system enables the same highly-skilled immigrants to innovate, take risks, and create opportunities for the American workforce. Read more about the research here.
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce