Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Immigration Bill
The immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last night represents a major step forward on high-skilled worker reform. Our nation has a strong culture of immigration, and we need to do more to encourage, the best, the brightest, and the most ambitious minds from around the world to live and work in this nation, driving innovation and creating jobs.
The legislation will accomplish these goals by significantly reducing the green card backlog and by providing a workable solution on H1B visas.
Great thanks to Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York for their perseverance in reaching this agreement. Cisco will continue to work with members of the Senate and House to ensure that the final legislation works for the high tech industry and our employees.”