Job Seeker writes " This is a story on the intense lobbying effort mounted by Silicon Valley to increase the legal immigration quota via the Senate bill and the opposition they face led by Rep. Lamar Smith, whose competing bill while still increasing the quota will also add provisions that protect the American worker. Industry leaders that include the CEOs of Microsoft and Intel opposed Smith's bill on the grounds that it adds needless red tape and makes the whole skilled immigration process unworkable for them. Also, have a look at: link which describes Silicon Valley's growing influence in Washington politics. "
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