An article on TheHill.com reports that several Silicon Valley CEO’s are making a push for comprehensive immigration reform:
LOS ANGELES — The tech industry is beginning a full-throttle push for immigration reform now that the government shutdown fight is over.
Silicon Valley groups and top executives like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are planning a flurry of events and media campaigns aimed at pressuring the House to vote on immigration bills before the end of the year.
“Despite the public perception of immigration reform being dead or on the back burner, we believe there’s an opportunity to make progress this calendar year,” said Peter Muller, director of government relations at Intel.
“We think there is an opportunity — there’s a chance — for bills to move to the floor and be considered by the House in the next month or two, and that’s the final step to getting us to a final product.”
The renewed push for action will include “fly-in” trips to Washington, print and social media campaigns and even a “hackathon” event in Silicon Valley that will be headlined by big names in the industry.
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