On May 21, 2013 Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) reached a deal on changes to the high-tech visa program. Below is a statement by Steve Case on the High-Skilled Immigration Agreement.
“I applaud Senators Hatch and Schumer for reaching a bipartisan agreement that moves us closer to passing comprehensive immigration reform. The Hatch-Schumer compromise is a major breakthrough in the Judiciary Committee’s markup, as it will help our country recruit and retaintalented entrepreneurs and innovators, thus enabling us to win the global battle for talent. This legislation will help us create jobs, grow our economy, and remain the world’s most entrepreneurial nation. I look forward to participating in tomorrow’s March For Innovation to be sure the voices of innovators from all over the country are heard as the Congress votes on immigration reform. Now’s the time for Republicans and Democrats to come together and pass this legislation with broad bipartisan support.”
Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC
Co-Founder, America Online