The tech community celebrated the Senate's passage of a comprehensive immigration bill on Thursday.
The bill's passage puts tech companies one step closer to securing one of their top policy goals. It's also the closest the tech industry has come to increasing the H-1B visa cap in years.
The Senate bill frees up more green cards for highly skilled foreign workers and establishes a so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fund that would put money toward improving technical education programs in the United States. Companies would have to pay higher visa fees under the bill, and that additional money would go toward the STEM fund.
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