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Channeling the idea of a hackathon, Mark Zuckerberg's political action group uses coding and data mining to spark political action on immigration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Today, more than half of the most valuable Internet companies are not in the US. It's never been the case for such a huge, abrupt shift in the nature of human work," Sequoia Capital's Michael Moritz said.
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.
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.
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