Here is a recent article that discusses the push for changes to immigration law, to allow more immigrants with high-tech skills to stay and start companies. But the article alludes to one of the bigger policy challenges: the “high-tech immigrant” issue is being folded in with other issues, such as “amnesty” for the 12M (approximate) immigrants already here without having gone through the legal process, and the related question of what is proper administration of the country’s borders.
Is the “high tech immigrant” issue being “held hostage” by the machinations of D.C.? Should these issues be decided together? Separately? What are the pros and cons of each approach, in your view? What factors do you think lawmakers are considering in this debate? What factors do you think they should be considering?