immigration

State-sponsored visa bill introduced in Senate

Sen. Johnson introduces bill that allows states to sponsor foreign nationals and empowers states to address labor shortages.

Sometimes, Washington, D.C., is not the answer to the nation’s woes, and this is the premise behind a new state-based visa program Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) touted at a Cato Institute event Wednesday morning.

“Give it a shot,” Johnson said. “See how much better the states do rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.”

Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs, introduced the State Sponsored Visa Pilot

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