February 08, 2013
by San Jose Mercury News

Technology-focused immigration has reshaped Silicon Valley diversity and boosted its economic output, but for years the tech world has clamored for upgrading U.S. visa laws enacted when the World Wide Web was still a lab project.

The flaring immigration debate on Capitol Hill is inspiring hope of reform.

One high-tech engineer chafing under what he sees as a likely decline in entrepreneurial spirit is Ash Rush, a British immigrant swimming in the fast-paced world of Bay Area startups. The glacial pace of congressional action to open immigration to more high-tech workers and visionaries astounds and frustrates him.

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