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“In the 21st century we can no longer afford to have an immigration system where less than 10 percent of the people who come here do so based on the skills that they bring to this country,” said immigration reform leader, Senator Marco Rubio, as he introduced a new high-skilled immigration bill today on the Senate floor. Once a country where “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” was the mantra of immigration, the overwhelming presence of technology is changing America’s values to prioritize the promise of innovation over the world’s neediest.

Four influential senators are set to introduce a new high-skilled immigration bill that would create an almost unlimited ceiling on H-1B visas, immediately raising the cap of 65,000 to 115,000, and up to 300,000 if demanded.

The Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 (“I-Squared”) has four main components, according to co-sponsor, Sen. Amy…

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