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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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Blog: 05/21/13

Judiciary Committee Senators Reach Deal on High-Skilled Immigration Amendments

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today reached a bipartisan deal on amendments to legislation (S.744) that would reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. SIA has joined other leading technology associations in sending a letter to members of the Committee in support of the agreement, which was spearheaded by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch […]

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Blog: 04/04/13

H-1B Cap Shows Urgent Need for High-Skilled Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, the U.S. government began accepting applications from employers for H-1B visas for highly educated workers who want to fill open jobs in the U.S. Unfortunately, the demand for skilled immigrant workers far exceeds the current cap of 65,000 H-1B visas (plus an additional 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities), so […]

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Blog: 03/15/13

Broad Coalition of Tech Leaders Call on President, Congress to Enact High-Skilled Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA this week joined a coalition of more than 100 technology leaders from across the country in sending a letter to President Obama and congressional leaders urging prompt approval of legislation to reform America’s outdated high-skilled immigration system.

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Blog: 02/12/13

President Outlines Plan to Drive Innovation; Now is the Time for Action

by Semiconductor Industry Association

During tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined a plan to create jobs and accelerate America’s economic recovery. As a bellwether of the U.S. economy, the semiconductor industry was particularly encouraged to hear the President call on Congress to support funding for scientific research, fix America’s high-skilled immigration system, and reform the corporate […]

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Blog: 01/22/13

SIA’s 2013 Policy Roadmap Strengthens U.S. Semiconductor Industry, Boosts American Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

With the new year upon us and the 113th Congress now underway, SIA is focused on advancing the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key policy objectives for 2013. Our industry is critical to America’s economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. SIA’s 2013 Policy Roadmap – outlined below – will help keep America at the forefront of […]

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Blog: 05/16/12

SIA Supports the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century (STAR) Act

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century (STAR) Act, legislation intended to retain top foreign students who earn graduate degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from American universities. 

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