∑ 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. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.