∑ 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.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.