January 15, 2013

A top technology lobbyist said Tuesday he believes President Barack Obama has the savvy and political skill to navigate an immigration bill through even a divided Congress.

“If President Obama can get health care reform through as divisive as it was, he can get immigration reform done, too,” said Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro at a POLITICO Pro Tech Deep Dive focused on the 113th Congress.

Shapiro, joined by Business Roundtable President John Engler and ITIC CEO Dean Garfield, supported a comprehensive bill and hashed out a variety of ideas from more visas to a guest-worker program to high-skilled labor.

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