The President’s Immigration Orders Are A Welcome First Step, But Much More Is Needed


Editor’s note: Jyoti Bansal is the founder and CEO of AppDynamics.

Since President Obama’s State of the Union address, there’s been a flurry of discussion about what current immigration reform discussions mean for families. That’s undeniably an important discussion to have, but another facet of the discussion should look at what these types of reform mean for technology jobs, particularly within Silicon Valley.

Much of the often-heated discussion focuses on illegal immigration. But the president also addressed the legal immigration challenges faced by highly skilled, well-educated professionals and the companies that want to hire them. The steps he is taking are good ones, but they are just the beginning of the reforms the U.S. tech industry needs to maintain its global leadership.

I’ve been on both sides of this particular issue. I studied computer science at one of the top engineering universities in India and came to the United States…

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