CCIA Joins in Call for Senate Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association today joined more than 100 technology sector executives in a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to support passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.  “Senate approval of S. 744 is essential if our economy will continue to foster innovation and invigorate many…

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Immigration Reform

A measure to improve access to highly skilled workers cleared a major hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its immigration reform legislation Tuesday evening. Shortly before the overall vote, Senator Hatch offered an amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act that would benefit highly skilled workers. The Computer & Communications Industry…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Immigration Reform Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act.  We commend Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake for their fortitude in taking up the difficult challenge of immigration reform and beginning the actual legislative process. The following statement can be attributed…

H-1B Increase Can’t Wait ‘Til Next Year

The beginning of April brings with it two Opening Days: baseball season and H-1B season.  Opening Day for baseball is a time when fans of every team can look forward to a season throughout which their team can do battle with the players they have assembled in order to have the best chance at success. …

CCIA Welcomes Introduction of Immigration Innovation Act

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the introduction the Immigration Innovation Act today. CCIA has long promoted skilled immigration reform as critical to maintaining and strengthening the global competitiveness of U.S. companies in an increasingly innovative economy.  This bill includes such reforms as:  increasing the H-1B visa cap and making it market-flexible; exempting advanced…

Immigration and Entrepreneurship Discussed at AEI Book Forum

The American Enterprise Institute’s book forum titled “Better Capitalism: Reviving America’s Entrepreneurial Engine” today featured Robert E. Litan and Carl J. Schramm, the authors of the book “Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy.”  One of the issues discussed was the need to revamp immigration policies for highly skilled immigrants. As part of a…

Encouragement Amid Disappointment on STEM Visas

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, which would increase access to green cards for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields by creating a new green card category of up to 55,000…