Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg "likes" CIR and "pokes" Congress to do pass comprehensive immigration reform as it effects high tech workers too

"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supported immigration refporm Monday night when he joined publicly with tech leaders, civil rights activists and undocumented immigrants to call for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration policies - an issue he said touches not just Silicon Valley but "the whole country." "This is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country - and for us to do what's right," the social media innovator told a crowd of several hundred at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. H-1b visas are used to bring high tech workers and those with BA degrees r higher to the United States to work. The current law limits to 65,000 the number of foreign nationals who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status each fiscal year (FY). Laws exempt up to 20,000 foreign nationals holding a master’s or higher degree from U.S. universities from the cap on H-1B visas. In addition, excluded from the ceiling are all H-1B non-immigrants who work at (but not necessarily for) universities, non-profit research facilities associated with universities or government research facilities

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