OKLAHOMA CITY, October 13, 2013 - Immigration reform for the last decade has been a topic that both the Bush and Obama administrations have faced hurdles in passing a meaningful resolution in Congress were both sides of the aisle can agree on. The Democrats want to include the passage of the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act and Republicans want immigration reform to reflect a hardline stance with tighter border security and a ten year waiting period for those who are currently in the U.S. illegally with issuing Visas to individuals that can bring economic solutions to the US economy.
Immigration reform in the media has been solely focused on the impact that it brings to Hispanic communities. The media has failed to focus on the impact that it can bring to prominent tech start-up entrepreneurial communities such as, Silicon Valley, Austin, Chicago, New York.
Immigration reform should focus more on what tech start-up entrepreneurial communities, as mentioned; individuals with talent in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) along with tech start-up entrepreneurs want to keep their talents in the US.
The issue with immigration reform is that the DREAM Act is a way for Democrats to shine on camera but fail to bring the necessary votes on the Hill. Republicans, especially those within the TEA Party, believe the DREAM Act is a bill sugarcoated with amnesty that will only bring problems not solutions to the US economy.
Regardless of the support issues such as the economy, Afghanistan, the war in Syria, the government shutdown, invasion of privacy by the NSA on private US citizens trump over immigration reform. President Obama did not push immigration reform in his first term of office because it would of cost him key electoral votes.
The reform gives immigration reform activist’s media coverage that TEA Party supporters relate to amnesty seeking individuals, which loses focus on the bigger picture of how immigration reform can make a significant impact on tech-start up entrepreneurs and individuals in the STEM fields by making sure those individuals with talent stay in the US.
Immigration reform is not just about DREAM activist its about tech savvy, entrepreneurial minded individuals that create the next Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft. Immigration reform is vital to the U.S. economy because without the talent needed to create the next wave of technology start-ups the U.S. will fonder to countries across the sea that are in the race to catch up to Silicon Valley start-ups.
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