∑ Reforms the broken and bureaucratic green card system, reducing the backlog and making the system more fair;
∑ Doubles the number of H-1Bs, to help meet the skills gap; and
∑ Contains strong protections for American workers, to ensure that they arenít displaced or have their salaries undermined.
As Congress continues working on this important comprehensive immigration bill, itís essential we get this right. A welcoming nation made my dreams possible, and smart immigration policies can make our economy even stronger in the years ahead.
Padmasree Warrior is Ciscoís chief technology & strategy officer.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.