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Zuckerberg's FWD.us to Calif. leaders: Fix 'broken' immigration system now

The political action group, which has a special interest in obtaining visas for high-skilled workers, hopes to force a vote on immigration reform this year.

By May 2, 2014

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FWD.us hosts 'growthathon' to hack immigration reform

Channeling the idea of a hackathon, Mark Zuckerberg's political action group uses coding and data mining to spark political action on immigration.

By June 23, 2014

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Silicon Valley execs press D.C. on immigration law fixes

Tech firms present a rare unified front in asking President Obama and Congress "to enact immigration reform this year." But the political obstacles they face in Washington are considerable.

By March 14, 2013

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Silicon Valley stymied on immigrant worker plan

Google, Intel, HP and other tech firms backed a pair of proposals this year to increase H-1B visas. They're now bogged down in the political mess known as "comprehensive" immigration reform.

By March 6, 2013

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Obama backs immigration reform for skilled tech workers

The president speaks in support of changing immigration laws for foreign-born programmers and engineers, while U.S. senators introduce a new bill aimed at the same cause.

By January 29, 2013

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Mario Cuomo's three wishes for U.S.: Education, immigrants, tech

The former New York governor who turned down a run at the White House and was called "Hamlet on the Hudson," spends a few minutes talking tech with CNET.

By June 3, 2012

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US government reaches 85,000 H-1B visa cap in one week

As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.

By April 7, 2014

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Congress is holding H-1B boost 'hostage,' says Oracle lobbyist

If the issue stays entangled with volatile debate over undocumented workers, high-tech companies' efforts to hire more foreigners through skilled worker visas are "toast," he says.

By March 26, 2008

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Don't graduate if you don't have the latest tech skills

commentary The only hope for reviving long-term growth we expect is to train and educate our children with the latest technology skills. Otherwise, stagnation here we come.

By June 15, 2013

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A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Although the U.S. is minting more grads with computer and information science and engineering degrees, guest workers make up a large and increasing portion of the IT labor market.

By April 29, 2013