Groban Quoted on the Difficulty of Hiring Foreign WorkersBloomberg Businessweek August 26, 2010
Robert Groban, Chair of the Firm's Immigration practice, was quoted in an article titled "Why It's Getting Harder to Hire Foreign Workers," by Nick Leiber.
The article discussed how for years companies were hiring foreign workers on temporary visas because they couldn't find Americans with the skills they needed. Now, companies are struggling because it's getting harder for them to obtain visas for potential employees. According to the article, many business owners had hoped comprehensive immigration reform would make it easier to hire foreigners. In the absence of action by Congress, though, the federal agencies in charge of approving employment visas are making them harder to get.
Groban said that the agencies are under pressure due to worries that "foreign nationals are taking the place of U.S. workers," and are reacting to the political climate.