Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:55
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 25, 2013
High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a “virtual march for immigration reform” aimed at pressing lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to immigration laws. The effort unveiled Monday is focused on making it easier for the United States to attract highly educated immigrants and those aiming to work in high-tech fields. Silicon Valley leaders and others have long complained of the difficulties of bringing high-tech workers to the United States and allowing them to stay, and immigration legislation taking shape on Capitol Hill is expected to address the issue. The new effort, backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York’s Partnership for a New American Economy, aims to collect supporters and organize a date this spring for them to flood lawmakers’ offices via Twitter, Facebook and other means.
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