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Blog: 03/17/15

Myths vs. Facts: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

When it comes to the immigration debate in Washington, too often the facts get lost in the rhetoric. To set the record straight on immigration, SIA and a group of 18 other industry leaders have developed a document titled “Debunking the Myth that Immigration Harms America.” The document, which was presented today at a hearing […]

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Blog: 02/24/15

New Immigration Policy Will Increase Access to Talent, Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In a meaningful, incremental step forward in the effort to reform America’s high-skilled immigration system, the Obama Administration today announced a new regulation that will allow spouses of certain high-skilled immigrants working in the U.S. to apply for work authorization of their own. This common sense initiative will increase companies’ access to the world’s top […]

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Blog: 01/20/15

SIA Commends Introduction of Bipartisan I-Squared Act to Reform High-Skilled Immigration System

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA last week sent a letter to Senate leaders in support of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (I-Squared Act), legislation introduced last week by a bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn). “The I-Squared Act would strengthen the U.S. economy and promote innovation by making important improvements […]

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Blog: 01/05/15

What’s the Outlook for Semiconductor Industry Priorities in the New Congress?

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

As we prepare for the official start of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, it’s a good time to assess the election results and the landscape for semiconductor industry priorities in the new Congress. The most notable change in Washington from the 2014 elections is that Republicans gained the majority in the U.S. Senate for […]

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Blog: 11/21/14

Semiconductor Industry Reaction to President’s Announcement on Immigration

by Semiconductor Industry Association

For too long, America’s broken high-skilled immigration system has been an obstacle to U.S. innovation, job creation and economic growth. SIA has long advocated for increasing the number of green cards available to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) graduates and expanding the H-1B visa program. Unfortunately, the divisive politics of the broader immigration debate […]

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Blog: 09/26/14

Five Actions Policymakers Should Take to Spur U.S. Innovation

by Dan Rosso, Director, Communications

In the U.S. semiconductor industry and across the broader tech sector, innovation occurs through the hard work and ingenuity of tech workers and smart public policy from the federal government. Although Congress has adjourned until after the November elections, SIA continues to work to achieve progress on a range of policy initiatives that would boost […]

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Blog: 08/27/14

Coalition Urges President Obama to Take Action on Immigration

by Dan Rosso, Director, Communications

As part of our ongoing effort to advance high-skilled immigration reform, SIA and a diverse coalition of business, family and immigration organizations this week sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of executive action to address America’s dysfunctional immigration system. Specifically, the letter urges the President to help reduce immigration backlogs by mandating […]

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Blog: 05/06/14

Administration Announces Steps to Attract Skilled Workers, Researchers

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Today, the Obama Administration announced two new initiatives that would help enable highly skilled workers and researchers from around the world to contribute to the U.S. economy and eventually become American citizens.  

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Blog: 04/01/14

Shortage of H-1B Visas Hampers U.S. Job Creation, Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

A broad coalition of tech industry leaders – including SIA – today launched a video explaining the negative effects of dysfunctional immigration laws on the U.S. economy. The video is available at: http://youtu.be/NS4U_lFhBNA.

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Blog: 03/04/14

Three Steps Congress Can Take Now to Spur U.S. Innovation

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

The semiconductor industry has long been vital player in driving U.S. innovation. For example, American semiconductor companies invested $32 billion in research and development in 2012 – one of the greatest shares of revenue of any industry – and nearly half of the top 20 U.S. corporate patent recipients are semiconductor companies, demonstrating the industry’s […]

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Blog: 07/31/13

Broad Coalition: Failure to Enact Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In the aftermath of Senate approval of sweeping immigration reform last month, SIA continues to advocate for the House of Representatives to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that addresses high-skilled visa reform.

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Blog: 07/17/13

House Must Overcome Differences, Enact Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Following Senate passage of sweeping immigration reform legislation last month, attention has turned to the House, where the path forward for immigration reform remains unclear. 

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