TechNet Applauds High Skilled Compromise in Comprehensive Immigration Bill

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May 21, 2013

TechNet Applauds High Skilled Compromise in Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today applauded the bipartisan compromise regarding high skilled workers in the comprehensive immigration legislation as approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

“We appreciate the constructive dialogue with Senators and their staff over the past 10 days,” said Alix Burns, acting CEO, TechNet.  “By coming together, a carefully crafted compromise was reached that will allow U.S. technology companies to remain competitive as the world’s leader in innovation through access to the high-skilled engineers and scientists they so desperately need. This will help to both create and sustain jobs in the U.S. and continue to grow our economy.”

TechNet today also helped lead an industry letter in support of high skilled immigration reform signed by associations representing over 2,500 technology companies across America.  For more information, please go to www.technet.org.

About TechNet:

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.

PDF version of release available here.

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