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Submission + - Consumer Electronics Association head Gary Shapiro Pleas for Immigration Sanity (

retroworks writes: "CEA President Gary Shapiro writes in that both parties in the USA Congress have admitted to shirking immigration reform, impacting the USA Tech Sector by sending the "best and brightest to the back of the line". Rep. Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act would have reallocated 55,000 green cards to foreign-born graduates with advanced degrees in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM). "By deciding we don't want to keep the world's best and brightest, we squandered an easy, no-cost and long-term boost to our economy." said Shapiro, saying that he "cried for America.."

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