Microsoft Lobbying for STEM Green Card Proposal
"Microsoft has a promising plan to break the logjam in Congress over immigration reform, at least in the high-skills arena. The software company proposes Congress expand by 20,000 the number of H-1B visa permits companies use to bring overseas hires to the U.S. The increase would be targeted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs," the Seattle Times says. "That greatly helps Microsoft which currently has 6,000 job openings - more than half of which require technolology and science skils. But it also addresses a skills shortage faced by many companies beyond the technology industry."
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