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high-skilled workers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steve Case: America must 'double down on entrepreneurs' (Q&A)

The AOL co-founder is on a mission to keep skilled entrepreneurs in the United States and to help fuel startups in cities far from Silicon Valley.

By November 15, 2012

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Calisolar lays off 80 California workers

Solar manufacturer withdraws federal loan application, decides to restructure business and open a new plant in Mississippi that could offer up to 1,000 jobs.

By September 15, 2011

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Infosys co-chair: Mistake to erect protectionist barriers

On the eve of the G-20 meeting near London, Nandan Nilekani urges continued free flow of labor and free trade as best remedy to the global economic crisis

By March 30, 2009

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Obama meets with technology CEOs

A handful of chief executives in the industry, including IBM's Sam Palmisano and Motorola's Greg Brown, meet with the president to discuss the economy.

By January 29, 2009