Romney Calls for Boost in High-Skilled Immigration

The Hill
October 12, 2012

In response to questions about his positions on technology issues, Mitt Romney said this week that he would boost the number of high-skilled immigrants in the United States.

“We must reform America’s legal immigration system to attract and retain the best and the brightest, and equip more Americans with the skills to succeed,” he wrote in a letter to NY Tech Meetup, which represents technology professionals in New York.

“I will raise visa caps for highly skilled foreign workers, offer permanent residence to foreign students graduating with advanced degrees in relevant fields, and restructure government retraining programs to empower individual workers and welcome private sector participation,” he wrote.

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