immigration reform

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it’s our respon

Addressing unjust US surveillance policies

As the new administration’s rhetoric around maintaining public safety reaches a fever pitch, cutting-edge surveillance technologies are being rolled out and used on the American public -- often with

Making the case for a startup visa 

After failing to get their startup Udemy off the ground in their native Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Cağlar headed to the U.S. in 2009. Both knew that in the U.S., specifically Silicon Valley, they co

How international startups are supporting New York City

Immigrants make up 13.3 percent of the population in the U.S., which is the highest percentage the country has seen in more than 100 years. Now let’s put this into perspective: Thirty-six percent of

Let’s actually make America great again

As the Internet and global commerce speed the flow of information, and as products and services for American consumers can be built in and delivered from just about any country in the world, there are

Solving The H-1B Visa Problem

In this corner: A number of employers, particularly tech companies, who claim they have a large number of unfilled positions and can’t find enough skilled American workers to fill all their needs, a

Immigration Bill Could Challenge Tech’s Ongoing Fight For Skilled Worker Visas

Even as immigration advocates push for increases to the H-1B visa quotas, calls for reform to the existing system are growing louder — from legislators and immigration advocacy groups alike. Sen

How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley

Twelve years after filing for U.S. residency, I finally took the oath of citizenship in a quaint suburban theater, having spent seven of those prime entrepreneurship years mired in the Green Card queu

High-Skill Immigration Reform Is Dead This Year – Again

High-skill immigration reform failed to become law in 2013. The Senate managed to pass a comprehensive bill around a year ago that went precisely nowhere in the House. When the new year kicked off, th

Zuckerberg-Backed Lobby Group Fwd.us Will Spend $250K Airing Two New Pro-Immigration Reform Ads

Immigration reform, conventional wisdom goes, becomes less likely to pass the closer we come to the midterm election cycle. Despite that, and recent reticence of House Republicans to put the issue on

White House Declines To Deport Bieber, Pivots To Immigration Reform In Its Official Response

TechCrunch squinted slightly when the White House petition to deport the Canadian Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature mark, the minimum threshold to warrant an official response.

US Burns Through All High-Skill Visas For 2015 In Less Than A Week

And then there were none: As expected, more people applied for high-skill and high-degree U.S. work visas in the first five days of the application period than there were slots. This is precisely what

Zuckerberg-Linked Group Releases Ad Blasting House GOP For Immigration Reform Intransigence

The Council for American Job Growth, an affiliate of the Zuckerberg-founded and financed Fwd.us group, has released a new ad blasting House Republicans for slowing the path to immigration reform. Fwd.

FWD.us Hires CTO To Fight For Immigration Reform With Tech, Not Just Money

With Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates as founders, you’d think FWD.us would focus on building tech tools to push for immigration reform. Yet it’s mostly used money to buy campaign ads for su

Why The Outlook For High-Skilled Immigration Reform In 2013 Remains Troubled

Coming off of what can only be called a political victory in the shutdown and debt limit crisis, President Obama is making noise about reviving comprehensive immigration reform from its dead status.

High-Skill Immigration Reform Likely Dead In 2013

After much speech and pomp, it appears that general immigration reform is dead in 2013, ending with it the chance of positive change to how we handle high-skill immigration. It didn’t have to en

‘Scuse Me While I Solve This Immigration Problem

There's a crippling <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEM_fields">STEM</a> talent shortage out there, stalking the streets of Silicon Valley; just ask any Valley executive in the

Why High-Skilled Immigration Reform Is Stuck

In April, the Senate put together a <a target="_blank" href="http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/04/17/full-text-of-the-immigration-reform-bills-new-rules-on-high-skill-and-stem-visas/">comprehensive i

Zuckerberg’s Undocumented High School Students Sparked His Immigration Reform Passion

In addition to leading one of the most ambitious businesses of the 21st century, billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is also an occasional high school teacher. After Zuckerberg decided to giv

Only 16% Of Republicans and 29% of Democrats Want Increased Immigration

Despite the international heritage of the United States, Americans are not eager for more immigrants. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/163457/americans-pro-immigration-past.aspx">A
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