U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, met with high-tech executives in Austin Thursday, characterizing the Affordable Care Act as “job-killing” and faulting immigration reformers in Congress for rejecting his amendment to increase by fivefold the number of H-1B visas for high-skilled temporary workers.
Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting at National Instruments with the tech leaders, Cruz said graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math too often get a superb education in the United States but then take those skills back home with them – creating businesses and jobs in their native countries. Many, he said, would stay in the United States if there were more opportunities to get visas.
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