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Silicon Valley lukewarm to Obama's immigration reform moves
Silicon Valley lukewarm to Obama's immigration reform moves

Technology leaders in Silicon Valley and the Southland collectively reacted to President Obama's national address with a shrug and a slight smile. But nobody's jumping for joy. That's because presidential orders on immigration cannot address the problems that trouble technology companies most: tight limits on temporary visas for high-skilled workers, and a cumbersome system for achieving "green card" permanent resident status they say causes too many talented workers to give up and go back home. Congressional action is required to fix those. Obama's executive orders "will help the overall economy" but his small tweaks on high-tech immigration...

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