Take Two for February 4, 2013

Tech industry to meet with Congress on immigration reform

A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California

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A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California, May 15, 2012. Facebook, the world's most popular internet social network, expects to raise USD $12.1 billion in what will be Silicon Valley's largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) later this week.

Last week, President Obama and a bipartisan group of Senators presented a framework for comprehensive immigration reform. Much of the conversation has revolved around creating a path to citizenship for those here illegally, or a guest worker program for unskilled laborers.

But in his Las Vegas speech last week, the president directly cited the importance of highly-skilled immigration to the tech sector. 

Tomorrow, a group of Silicon Valley executives will travel to Washington to work with members of congress on addressing the needs of tech companies in immigration reform. Emily Lam is the point person for the group, and is Senior Director of Federal Issues for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.


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