TechNet Statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on High-Skilled Immigration

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February 25, 2016

TechNet Statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on High-Skilled Immigration

Washington—TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, released the following statement in advance of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest’s hearing on “The Impact of High-Skilled Immigration on U.S. Workers.”

“TechNet believes that high-skilled immigration reform legislation should support the growth of America’s innovation economy and provide American employers, research institutions, and universities access to the world’s top talent, whether they are educated in the United States or overseas,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.

“While many of the Administration’s executive actions have created a path forward on certain immigration policies, only Congress can provide thorough, permanent high-skilled immigration reform.  Raising the H-1B visa cap and increasing the number of green cards available for employment-based immigration are two critical actions that would strengthen our nation’s global economic competitiveness and promote future job creation in the United States.  We encourage the Subcommittee to lead a substantive discussion on these issues so that Congress can find a path forward on reform legislation that will allow more high-skilled workers to stay, innovate, and create jobs here in the United States.”

 

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TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the technology industry by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, and Austin.

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