Obama’s immigration plan comes up short for Silicon Valley

President Barack Obama last night announced sweeping plans to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, including provisions that would make it easier for foreign-born entrepreneurs and engineers to stay in the US. The initiative, implemented under the president’s executive authority, promises to stop deportation and provide work permits for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants. It also includes minor tweaks to streamline the green card process for visa holders, but Silicon Valley executives have expressed dismay that the plan doesn’t do more to keep skilled foreign workers in the US.

“I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business…

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