Like most immigration issues, the debate over H1B visas is politically contentious. While industry calls for more visas, labor argues that foreign workers are taking jobs Americans can fill. Efforts in Congress stalled in 2013, and there seems little chance for a consensus any time soon.
But industry leaders contend that real economic issues remain. So behind the debate over H1B visas lies a more pressing question: Where will this country find the talent it needs to remain competitive and drive economic growth?