Urge Lawmakers to Consider Tech Companies’ Request to Reform U.S. Immigration Policy

Target: President Obama and U.S. lawmakers

Goal: Consider the letter sent by top-ranked tech companies requesting a reform to the U.S. immigration policy by issuing more special visas to highly skilled non-U.S. citizens

Recently, a letter was sent to President Obama and other U.S. lawmakers requesting a reform to the country’s immigration policy. The letter was aimed specifically at addressing the issue of highly-skilled non-U.S. citizens being deported back to their home countries for not being able to obtain permanent citizenship visas. The letter was signed by over one hundred tech-based company CEOs including Mark Pincus of Zynga, Eric Schmidt of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Bradford L. Smith of Microsoft.

The letter’s author and signatories are requesting that changes be made to the current immigration policy that would help address skill shortages by issuing more special visas to individuals with specialized talents and skills, upping the overall availability of visas to be more in line with our current job market, and to make spouses and children exempt from the overall visa cap.

“…because our current immigration system is outdated and inefficient, many highly-skilled immigrants who want to stay in America are forced to leave because they are unable to obtain permanent visas.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.”  

Help urge President Obama and other U.S. lawmakers to consider the letter’s proposal. Many economic and international doors could be opened by bringing much-needed changes to the country’s current immigration policy.


Dear President Obama and other U.S. lawmakers,

I urge you to give serious consideration to the letter that was sent to you by the top tech-based companies in the United States requesting much-needed changes to the country’s immigration policy. The current policy, while fair, also puts severe, and often unnecessary, burdens on those hoping to migrate to the U.S. which in turn hampers our economic growth.

By granting the letter’s request, you’d not only make the United States a more inviting country for potential citizens, you’d also be giving the country more opportunities to expand as both an economic hub and as a safe haven for skilled individuals who hail from other parts of the world. By signing this petition, I am showing my support for the letter’s request and my hope that you’ll see fit to grant it.


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