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.
Urged on by the computer industry, the House immigration subcommittee has approved a bill to temporarily increase the annual visa quota for high-skilled foreign professionals, according to the Associated Press. The bill was faulted by both Democrats and Republicans for failing to earmark money to train U.S. workers to fill the high-tech jobs employers say they currently need foreigners to perform.
Legislation to provide visas for high-skilled foreigners to work in this country was pulled from consideration on the House floor Friday after the White House warned of a possible veto, the Associated Press reported. The White House has made clear that it won't approve of an expansion of the visa program without new protections for U.S. workers.