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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:37 PM

U.S. senators introduce high-skill immigration bill in nod to Silicon Valley [View all]

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Arguing that Silicon Valley and the nation are "losing talent and jobs by the day to countries like Canada, Chile and the United Kingdom," a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to grant up to 75,000 green cards each year to immigrant startup entrepreneurs and 50,000 to students with advanced science and engineering degrees from American universities.

The Startup Act 3.0 is one of a flurry of visa bills being introduced as Democrats and Republicans debate a large-scale overhaul of immigration laws.

... The bill was introduced Wednesday by U.S. senators Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Mark Warner, D-Va.; Chris Coons, D-Del.; and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. The bill could be folded into the comprehensive immigration legislation that President Barack Obama, most Democrats and some Republicans want to pass this year.

... The bipartisan Startup Act 3.0 introduced Wednesday in the Senate would in part ... create a new visa for up to 75,000 immigrant entrepreneurs who hold an H-1B visa or F-1 visa and who during the one-year period after the new visa is issued register at least one new business entity starting with at least two full-time employees who are not relatives and invests or raises capital investments of at least $100,000.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_22583832/u-s-senators-introduce-high-skill-immigration-bill

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