How The Immigration Bill Affects Highly Skilled Workers

04/18/2013 09:25 am ET
  • TechCrunch

The U.S. Senate dropped an 844-page immigration bill on America’s shoulders today [PDF]. For decades, the tech industry has been begging for more immigrant engineers, researchers and investors. Here are five essential changes proposed in the United State Senate’s draft of comprehensive immigration reform.

1. Visas For Startups and Investors – A new visa unchains immigrants from U.S. employers, permitting them to found and support their own companies. INVEST visas are open to startup entrepreneurs and angel investors who can prove they’re creating jobs, have a significant stake in the company, and raising (lots of) money.

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