Immigration

Addressing the need for highly skilled talent.

Finding top engineering talent is key to Qualcomm’s success. More than two thirds of our employees are engineers. In order to ensure that we can attract top talent, we have to be able to hire the best engineers, regardless of their country of origin. Unfortunately, current immigration rules are outdated and do not reflect the economic realities of today.

Study after study has shown that highly skilled immigrants create jobs and boost wages in the communities around where they work.

In order to be competitive, the U.S. needs ensure its immigration laws support our innovation-based, global economy. We support:

  • The end of arbitrary obstacles to employment and permanent residency for foreign-born master’s and Ph.D. graduates from U.S. universities. 
  • A streamlined green card process
  • A market-based H-1B visa cap

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