Business groups blast proposed immigration reforms (8/11/10) —

Two major industry groups Wednesday blasted proposals to reform U.S. immigration policy, including pending legislation in Congress that would raise work-visa fees for foreign companies operating in the United States.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Council on International Personnel issued a report calling for a market-based system of granting H-1B visas to attract skilled foreign workers and allow employers to sponsor workers for green cards, citing excessive wait times to gain access to the United States.