On April 22, 2014, FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy held an event at Techstar Seattle premises to discuss immigration reform. The event had a panel of 4 distinguished guests- Jack Chen, Senior Immigration Policy lawyer at Microsoft, Michael Schutzler, President and CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association, Avi Cavale- CEO of Shippable. I was very honored to part of this panel also. The event was moderated by Andy Sack, Techstar Seattle.
The stimulating discussion on immigration reform included the current status of immigration reform and why we should all be actively engaged in the call for immigration reform. The discussion included reasons why America is losing talent, what other countries are doing to find and retain talent, the current H1b cap situation, the cap-exempt H1b work around in Massachutetes, the Startup visa and much much more.
We all emphasized the need for the American people to speak up and have their voices heard. My regular readers may recall my article 12th Man for Immigration Reform- we discussed again why that is important. To make it simple for you, FWD.us has many simple tools to help contact your representative at a click of a button- here is a link to take action.
Immigration reform is important- for the American people and for the economy. Be the 12th Man for immigration reform and contact your House of Congress Representative asap!