inSPIRE STEM USA Supporting Productive Immigration Reform & Education

Coalition Member Statements

IBM Statement on Introduction of Immigration Innovation Act of 2013

IBM today released the following statement applauding the introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 in the U.S. Senate: “IBM strongly supports the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 and thanks Senators Hatch, Klobuchar, Rubio and Coons for their bipartisan legislation. The forward-looking I2 Act’s provisions add much-needed employment-based visas and green cards for high-skilled workers, while creating an important funding stream to advance STEM skill development throughout the United States. These elements are critical for companies like ours so that we can support our clients and drive economic growth. We look forward to working with Congress to advance this… Read More »

Microsoft Applauds New Bipartisan Immigration and Education Bill

Washington, D.C. – Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president of Microsoft, issued the following statement on today’s introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013: “It’s critical that America address the shortage of workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. There are many high-skilled, high-paying jobs being created by American businesses across the country that are being left unfilled because of this gap. The country’s economic and technology leadership are dependent on improving STEM education and implementing broader immigration reform. Today’s introduction in the Senate of the bi-partisan Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 is a major… Read More »

Microsoft Statement on New Immigration Reform Framework

Washington, D.C. – Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president of Microsoft, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Bipartisan Senate Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: “Today, a bipartisan group of Senators announced their proposed Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation. We commend the Senate’s focus on this critical issue that is at the heart of America’s continued economic recovery and competitiveness. As with any proposal, we look forward to seeing the details of the legislation. Microsoft strongly supports efforts to permanently reform our high-skilled immigration system and enact broad immigration reform in 2013. We… Read More »

Member Statements on inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition

Membership in the inSPIRE STEM USA coalition will grow in the coming weeks and months. Below are statements from some of the current inSPIRE STEM USA members: American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jeremy Berg, President “Within the life science community, ASBMB is committed to ensure America has the best trained and able biomedical research workforce in the world spanning the breadth of the American population. This is essential to keeping America a global leader for innovation, which benefits the U.S. through ensuring a strong healthy economy – and a strong healthy populace. America has long been a magnet… Read More »

Co-Chair Statements on inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition

inSPIRE STEM USA is co-chaired by former New Hampshire Senator John E. Sununu and Maria Cardona, a former adviser to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and surrogate for both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. John E. Sununu, inSPIRE STEM USA co-chair, former U.S. Senator (R-NH) Every member of inSPIRE STEM USA recognizes the need for an immediate solution to fill thousands of highly skilled job vacancies in the U.S.,” Sununu said. “But we also know the root problem won’t be fixed unless we help repair the national STEM education pipeline. We expect the plan to enjoy a wide base… Read More »