∑ 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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.