Fwd.us (Forward us) is organization started by leaders of tech-community which deals with the problems of migrants in the United States. This community works to encourage Congress to improve the immigration system and develop immigration legislation ensuring border security, providing the opportunity to obtain citizenship for immigrant professionals. Members of the organization believe that the President and Congress need to review and improve the U.S. immigration policies to remain competitive and attract talented innovators to the country.
Supporters of the movement are the founder of social net Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Yahoo! Marissa Mayer, Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman, Founder of Dropbox Drew Houston, etc.
Principles of this movement is to carry out the comprehensive immigration reform that allows for the hiring of the best professionals, educational reform to provide high quality and effective education and support for scientific research, which seeds the future innovation and breakthrough developments.
Initiative of reform was supported by celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Julianne Moore, Taboo, Oprah Winfrey, etc. that broadened the range of informed, and also supporters of the reform.
Due to the situation to date, this initiative is more than relevant since according to the resource The Verge, the current difficulties in obtaining visas for foreigners complicate the situation of immigrants in Silicon Valley. If the percentage of Silicon Valley companies that have at least one founder or co-founder of an immigrant from 1995 to 2005 was 52%, in October 2012 it was close to 44%, what gives reason to speak about the “brain drain” of Silicon Valley.
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