Strong innovation economies (everywhere) require immigrants. In the coming months and weeks, Congress and the Administration will consider multiple proposals to alter the VISA programs that are most frequently used by immigrant entrepreneurs and highly skilled technology professionals.
Some of these proposals have positive components, while others would hurt the innovation economy. They are all complex. Your leadership and advocacy are essential to protecting Pittsburgh's interests. Two ways that you can help are:
The Council is hosting an immigration related Hill Day on June 12 and 13th in our nation's Capital. We need excellent storytellers with real world examples of the role immigrants play in our economy. To learn more, contact Brian Kennedy, Sr. VP of Operation and Strategic Services.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council has made it easy for you to contact your Members of Congress. Use this communications tool to express your views, concerns and soltuions to this pressing issue.
Potential Positive Reforms:
Join the fight! Contact your Member of Congress today and join the Pittsburgh Technology Council June 12-13 for an Immigration Hill Day.