The State Senate took unanimous action today to give final approval to legislation authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), which calls upon Congress to pass and the President to sign comprehensive federal immigration reform legislation.
This legislation includes the bi-partisan Startup Act 3.0. All Senate Republicans are serving as joint authors of SJR 9 in a united effort to promote Startup Act 3.0, which creates the Entrepreneur’s Visa for legal immigrants, so they can remain in the United States and launch businesses to create jobs.
“The Startup Act means job opportunities for California families,” said Senator Huff. “The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation projects that the Startup Act has the potential to add between 500,000 and 1.6 million new jobs for Americans over the next 10 years.”
The current U.S. policy of issuing H-1B visas left nearly 40,000 highly skilled immigrants out of luck after federal immigration authorities received too many applications. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can only issue 85,000 H-1B visas every year. The agency was recently flooded with 124,000 applications in five days, forcing a lottery system that left some skilled immigrants shut out of the country.
Senator Huff’s resolution states: “The United …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff