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Why Fred Wilson believes immigration reform will pass

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 01:15

Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, says the U.S. will get a new immigration law because so many people have so much invested in comprehensive reform.

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Okay. I've been advocating for stem -- -- -- start -- visas for at least five years. Both publicly on my blog and also privately meeting with lots of elected officials. Advocating for this and I always had the same thing which is. We cannot do immigration reform piecemeal we have to do it and comprehensive way in the reason is that the stakeholders on both sides the issue had so much. Investment in comprehensive reform. That even though they would both agree. That stem these are startup -- makes all the sense in the world. They won't do it because it will take the pressure off. They'll be some people like a -- -- everybody everybody and Silicon Valley let's say we got we needed we are no longer care about immigration reform they wanna direct all the people who want. Piecemeal piece of immigration reform. To be vested in comprehensive immigration. And that's why what's going on is going -- so I think the politics on both sides is such that we're gonna get it. Probably is this decision is the first half of this year say they're predicting bipartisanship in Washington DC and basically people can be bipartisan when it's in. In both of their partisan interest to see somehow.

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Why Fred Wilson believes immigration reform will pass

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 01:15