Visa Plan Poses Bipartisan TestTue, 05/01/2012 - 10:38 — admin
Wall Street Journal
May 1, 2012
You might think, in an election year in which immigration will be a political football, that there couldn't possibly be bipartisan agreement on fixing any part of the current immigration system.
You would be wrong. There is one area—expanding the number of visas given to highly skilled foreigners, particularly those who learned math and science at American universities—where two senators have found a lot of bipartisan agreement. And a whole lot of business-community support to boot. But that doesn't mean anything actually will happen this year. And therein lies a sad tale of Washington's dysfunction.
The two senators are Jerry Moran of Kansas, a Republican, and Mark Warner of Virginia, a Democrat. They are co-authors of the Startup Act, a bill designed to knock down some of the barriers that stand in the way of entrepreneurs trying to launch new companies.