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June 4, 2014 4:54 PM

Loss of high-skilled immigrants hurts job growth and wages for U.S. workers

A new report says American-born workers in the Kansas City area missed out on creation of nearly 2,000 well-paying jobs because of limits on specialized immigration visas in 2007-2008 alone. Area employers were denied about 660 visa applications for high-skilled, high-tech employees in each of those years, causing the area to lose out on job creation that would have been tied to the immigrant positions.

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