It is ironic that Bill Gates is going to testify again re: HB1 visas, when across the hall our honorable Congressmen are working on deporting everybody.
---March 11, 2008, 2:33PM
Bill on Capitol Hill: Gates Wants Visas
By DIBYA SARKAR AP Business Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Bill Gates is coming back to Capitol Hill with the same wish list he's had for years: more visas for highly skilled workers, more math, science and engineering in schools and more money for technology investment.
On Wednesday, Gates' scheduled testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee will amplify the call for major overhauls in education and immigration laws to help the U.S. technology industry stay competitive globally...
"We have to welcome the great minds in this world, not shut them out of our country," Gates said last year in testimony. "Unfortunately, our immigration policies are driving away the world's best and brightest precisely when we need them most."
[Jack Krumholtz, Microsoft Corp.'s managing director for government affairs]... thinks the changing political climate makes for a more responsive audience this time around...
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