∑ 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.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.