Silicon Valley’s Quest for Immigration Reform

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August 5 (Bloomberg) -- Jonathan Zuck, President of Association for Competitive Tech, discusses immigration reform and the big push from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

-- guest is with a trade group.

Mark zuckerberg has been looking for a way to influence.

Is this the right form?

I think he has recognized that the key to meaningful reform is to engage in the broader debate about comprehensive reform.

We are all looking to find this after the recess.

It is critical.

The tech industry has lobbied congress for a long time to help get more skilled foreign workers into the u.s. why is this different?

Why will this be a success?

We are at a critical juncture.

Right now our industry alone is producing three more jobs than there are college graduates to take them.

We need to focus on getting highly skilled workers into the united states in order to fill these jobs.

The attentional for economic growth is considerable.

Now is the time to focus.

Participating in the broader debate is the way to get it done.

The passage in the senate is a good sign that shows there is some bipartisan support.

We expected things to come out of the house as well.

Are there any differences between the way you see this issue and the way that the pervert and his charity sees this issue?

There is a pretty broad spectrum of support in the tech industry and the industry general around the idea on pretense of immigration reform.

We are on the same page.

Right now if we get the reform we can see as much as 35% more year-to-year growth in the economy.

Those are significant numbers from immigration reform alone.

It is just a question of finding the right balance.

There is a comprehensive reform bill out of the senate.

House republicans are not seen for pair to take up.

-- do not seem prepared to take up.

What is silicon valley and the tech industry willing to give up and comprehensive reform to get the things you want?

In real issue is a balance between the temporary solution of visas for highly skilled workers for which there are simply not enough to handle the immediate demands of the tech industry.

Balancing that interest with a need to develop a u.s. work force.

If that is the senate a bill includes stem education divisions that will create as much as 5 billion in funding.

We are dealing with both the short-term problem of these jobs today and the long-term of getting graduates in the future.

You seem relatively optimistic.

There are some republicans that would disagree.

It does the tech industry have outline for plan b? i think the best way to accomplish lan a is to focus on plan a. right now plan a is comprehensive immigration.

You have to have a backup plan.

We need to focus right now on the importance this will have to our economy.

My industry a long -- alone has grown to a $54 billion industry in five years there is so much growth potential.

More and more people are coming to recognize that.

The 2/3 vote is an indication that there is bipartisan support.

There will be new negotiations and challenges that come up.

I am confident this has a raised itself to the level of immediacy that we will see results from the house as well and ultimately get something in front of the president.

The question might be how long it ends up taking.

It is good to see you.

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