Immigration: Google Makes Its Case

Business leaders tell Congress that to attract and retain the best minds, the U.S. must keep the doors open to immigrants

As the U.S. engages in a heated debate over how to overhaul its immigration policies, a top Google (GOOG) executive made the case before Congress to open the doors to more high-skilled foreign workers and make it easier for them to become citizens. "The fact is that we are in a fierce worldwide competition for top talent unlike ever before," said Laszlo Bock, vice-president for people operations at Google. "As companies in India, China, and other countries step up efforts to attract highly skilled employees, the United States must continue to focus on attracting and retaining these great minds."

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