The immigration debate has focused on how to secure the border with Mexico and what to do with the 11 million people who are in the U.S. illegally. But there’s another slice. High-tech leaders such as Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and John Lilly, former CEO of Mozilla, are organizing a “virtual march” on Washington to convince lawmakers to make it easier for more highly-educated immigrants to enter the U.S. to work in the innovation economy. Current law limits the number of immigrants who can come here to work for high-tech companies and provides no clear way for top-ranking candidates to stay here. The CEOS, including many from Silicon Valley, plan to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to flood lawmakers’ offices with proposals to lift the number of so called H-1B visas, currently capped at 60,000 a year.
Providence Journal: CEOs use social media to change immigration debate