July 04, 2013
by USA Today

While the path to U.S. citizenship sketched out in an immigration-reform bill passed by the Senate is a long one, a key part of one industry isn't waiting to see whether Congress delivers what it wants.

Even while technology-industry lobbyists fight hard in Washington to nearly double the number of annual visas for skilled foreign workers — to 110,000, as the Senate bill calls for — the CEOs of some fast-growing start-ups are already going overseas to find workers with the technical skills they need.

That includes Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic, a San Francisco-based maker of software that boosts the efficiency of applications that run on corporate computer networks.

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