PublishedJanuary 29, 2013

CCIA Welcomes Introduction of Immigration Innovation Act

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the introduction the Immigration Innovation Act today. CCIA has long promoted skilled immigration reform as critical to maintaining and strengthening the global competitiveness of U.S. companies in an increasingly innovative economy.  This bill includes such reforms as:  increasing the H-1B visa cap and making it market-flexible; exempting advanced STEM degree holders from both the H-1B and employment-based green card cap; rolling over unused employment-based green card numbers.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“These measures will increase companies’ access to skilled foreign-born workers who have affirmatively shown their belief in the U.S. as the best place to utilize their skills, and will free entrepreneurial companies to compete in the global talent marketplace.”

“By addressing both the short-term problems of visas and green cards, and investing in the longer-term issue of STEM education and training, this bill is a solid step in ensuring that the U.S. remains the global center of innovation.  We look forward to the inclusion of such measures in any immigration reform legislation to be considered by Congress going forward.”

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