promising news on immigration reform
Immigration reform that the Bay Area Council has been pressing for several years took a promising step forward this week when a bipartisan bill cleared a key Senate committee. With the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the so-called “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill now moves to the full Senate for deliberation. The action comes after timely meetings the Bay Area Council held last week with legislators during our annual D.C. advocacy trip. We are particularly focused on reforms related to increasing visas for high-skilled workers to help tech and other employers in the Bay Area that rely on such talent to fuel their growth. The Bay Area Council has also been partnering with some of the country’s top tech industry associations to pressure Congress to approve long-awaited and necessary reforms this year. To engage in our immigration reform work, contact Policy Vice President Michael Cunningham.