American tech companies need you, international students to come here and study STEM fields in the USA. Even Congresss is telling tech companies.
American tech companies need you - Visa USA Expert
Tech CompaniesAmerican tech companies need you – international students to come to the US for your college and stay here to live and work.In a letter (you can read the entire letter below) sent to the President of the US, and lawmakers, more than 100 CEO’s of tech companies (heavyweights such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft) said the need to hire and retain skilled foreign and domestic workers is one of the top economic challenges facing the country and the existing immigration laws are a hurdle to addressing this issue. They argue that high-skilled immigrants have gone on to create companies like Google, eBay and Yahoo, which have driven job and economic growth in the United States.American tech companies need you – these tech companies have been pushing Congress for years to free up more green cards and increase the number of temporary worker visas for foreign highly-skilled workers and graduates from U.S universities with degrees in technical fields. This means if you come to the US for your college and decide to say in this country, there will be improvements in the system that will allow you to get your green card sooner!In recent years, tech giants have argued that the U.S. isn’t producing enough graduates with the advanced technical skills tech companies needed to fill the several open engineering and research positions they have. In their letter, the tech executives note that IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle combined have 10,000 job openings in the U.S.What Do Tech Companies Mean to You?As an international student thinking about where to go to school and what program to study, and what tech company you want to work for, I can’t say loudly enough that coming to the US for your studies and selecting a STEM field is the best chance you have in this lifetime to secure both an excellent education and the opportunity for a better life for you and your future family. But you need to apply for and be approved for your F-1 Student Visa and that means showing up and passing your F-1 Student Visa Interview. You need to be prepared and this eBook is guaranteed to help you pass the most important interview of your life so you can finish you education and begin working for one of these tech companies.Click on the Camel to get the eBook everyone is talking about! Go USA!– MikeAll information presented here is from my personal research and my attempts to save you time and money when pursuing your dream of coming to the USA to study. Do not take any of this information as LEGAL advice – I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV. This information is gathered from a variety of sources including many U.S. Government websites and I urge you to validate this information as much as possible, just as I do when posting on this blog.Here is a word-for-word copy of the letter sent to President Obama and lawmakers:March 14, 2013 The Honorable Barack ObamaPresidentUnited States of America1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, House of RepresenatativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Dear President Obama, Speaker Boehner, Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, and Representative Pelosi:One of the biggest economic challenges facing our nation is the need for more qualified, highly-skilled professionals, domestic and foreign, who can create jobs and immediately contribute to and improve our economy. As leaders of technology companies from around the country, we want to thank you for your sincere efforts in addressing high skilled immigration and we urge that you and your colleagues enact reform legislation this year.As you know, the United States has a long history of welcoming talented, hard-working people to our shores. Immigrant entrepreneurs have gone on to found thousands of companies with household names like eBay, Google, PayPal and Yahoo! to name just a few. These companies provide jobs, drive economic growth and generate tax revenue at all levels of government.Yet because our current immigration system is outdated and inefficient, many high-skilled immigrants who want to stay in America are forced to leave because they are unable to obtain permanent visas. Some do not bother to come in the first place. This is often due to visa shortages, long waits for green cards, and lack of mobility. We believe that numerical levels and categories for high-skilled nonimmigrant and immigrant visas should be responsive to market needs and, where appropriate, include mechanisms to fluctuate based on objective standards. In addition, spouses and children should not be counted against the cap of high-skilled immigrant visas. There should not be a marriage or family penalty.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are tens of thousands of unfilled jobs requiring highly skilled individuals. Five high-tech companies alone – IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm – have combined 10,000 openings in the United States. Each one of these jobs has the potential to create many others, directly and indirectly.Bipartisan legislation currently introduced in the Senate, such as The Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, and bi-partisan legislation focused on addressing the needs of entrepreneurs and startups such as the Startup Visa Act and Startup Act 3.0, will encourage innovation here in the U.S. by allowing American companies and entrepreneurs to have access to the talented workers they need while simultaneously investing in STEM education here in the U.S. We know what it will take to keep America in a position of global leadership. We know that when America is leading, our economic growth follows to the benefit of our nation’s workforce.We call on you to address the need for more qualified, highly-skilled professionals, domestic and foreign, and to enact immigration reform this year. We look forward to working with you and your colleagues in a bipartisan way as we move forward in our common interest.Sincerely,