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Canada targeting San Francisco Bay's Intelligent Immigrants?

Canada targeting San Francisco Bay's Intelligent Immigrants? | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Billboard near SFO Airport. San Francisco, California. May 17, 2013. @NaturesLantern
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Canada has a program targeting foreign tech entrepreneurs and luring them with visas in. It even advertises in Silicon Valley, in the USA's own back yard!

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Top 5 Free Website Audit Tools For Agencies - Business 2 Community

Top 5 Free Website Audit Tools For Agencies - Business 2 Community | March for Innovation | Scoop.it

Our digital marketing agency spends hours each week auditing prospective client’s websites to see how SEO friendly they are. So, I’m constantly on the look out for the best website audit tools that will make my life easier.

After auditing 100’s of websites and specific web pages, I’ve come up with my top 5 free website audit tools that your digital marketing agency should consider, especially if you sell SEO or web design services. I’ve listed each one below, along with why I think they are the best...


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 13, 4:38 AM

thanks for the great resources to Jeff.  He catches everything!

Temple Crinfonis Crinfonisanganas's curator insight, May 23, 6:26 AM

# Nuestra Agencia De Horas comercialización Pasa este sitios web digitales CADA SEMANA, auditora Nuestra Agencia De comercialización en horas Pasa Digitales este sitios web CADA SEMANA Auditoria prospectiva de los Clientes de ver de Como SEO friendly Hijo que. ASI Que, Estoy constantemente en la búsqueda de Las Mejores Herramientas web de auditaría ASI Que, Estoy constantemente en la busqueda de Las Mejores Herramientas web de Auditoria Que le Harán La Vida Más Fácil. Despues de 100 Auditorías de of this sitios web Específicas web Y paginas, yo le Llegado Con Mi top 5 Herramientas Web Gratuitas de Auditorios Despues de 100 Auditorias de of this sitios web Específicas web Y paginas, yo le Llegado Con Mi top 5 Herramientas Web Gratuitas de Auditoria Que el de la comercialización. digital de agencia, debe ConSiderar, especialmente si el el usted vende Servicios de SEO o de diseño web. EL Hecho Una Lista CADA UNO de continuacion una, estafa junto, La Razón Porciones La que dé Creo Que Hijo de los Mejores ... Herramientas de diagnostico web-Parte de la Estrategia, Mejorando Estadísticas de Cuenta de Resultados.  

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7 Social Networking Secrets Revealed by Mark Zuckerberg

7 Social Networking Secrets Revealed by Mark Zuckerberg | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
The Social Network, based on vignettes from Mark Zuckerberg`s Facebook story, focuses on his notoriety, rather than key business lessons in the movie.
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Really great tips to remember! #socialmedia

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Petition for green card by married same sex couples now possible with Supreme Court ruling against DOMA

Petition for green card by married same sex couples now possible with Supreme Court ruling against DOMA | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
We're getting key decisions from the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage  Rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 could affect how states and the federal government handle marriage equality Part of DOMA...
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Same-sex marriage: The final frontier for civil rights, and today is a big step for #LGBT's and a giant leap for all Americans. With the defeat of DOMA today (Defense of Marriage Act), petitioning for a green card by married same-sex couples is now possible.

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, July 4, 2013 4:51 PM

Whereas I share the enthusiasm of the LGBT community regarding the Supreme Court's recent DOMA decision, I do not classify it as reaching the final frontier for civil rights. 

 

It seems Jim Crow is back and well in the South.  In addition, Jim's cousin, Jaime Crow is attacking Latino and Hispanics across the nation from West Coast to East Coast.  Women's rights are under siege. 

 

In its recent DOMA decision, the Supreme Court pushed outwards in expanding the classes of individuals protected from discrimination, but until racism, xenophobia, sexism, and other issues are eliminated hook line, and sinker, we must remain fully vigilant in the battle for universal civil rights.  

 

In short, there is little time to rest for celebration.  There are too many social fires to battle. 

 

Several years ago, I wrote about the challenges faced by those who challenged DOMA.  Livng on the cutting edge of constitutional law is not an easy existence.  See:  

http://www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com/same-sex-marriages-green-card-rights.html

 

As I noted back then, "When I was a student in law school, I was warned the law was a seamless web.  I thought my professor was exagerrating.  I no longer have such doubts."

 

The DOMA cases brought back this teaching full force.  As an immigration lawyer, the issues at stake included consitutional law, civil rights, family law, and, of course, immigration law, to name a few.

 

 

And because many issues were at stake, society has taken a giant leap forward.

 

It's just not the final frontier.

 

 

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We Cannot Sit Out the Race for Global Talent

We Cannot Sit Out the Race for Global Talent | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Our federal immigration system is broken, and until we fix it, our economy will continue to suffer and other countries will continue to gain jobs at our expense.
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Mayor Bloomberg, a Republican, stands up for immigration reform because he believes if we don't fix our system, the American economy will continue to suffer. This is an important issue to support for all Americans no matter what party you belong to. 

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US Immigration Fails Entrepreneurs Again - Feld Thoughts

US Immigration Fails Entrepreneurs Again - Feld Thoughts | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
I'm so sick of how - as a country - our authorities treat people as though they are criminals.

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Dirk de Kok's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:33 AM

Immigration problems can be huge for startup entrepreneurs. In spite of visa's the occational detention is not unheard of. Big time investors see this happen and are like Brad Feld very vocal in their support for immigration reform

Just Good's comment, May 22, 2013 1:22 PM
its hard to fathom, reading this book now. Highly recommended.
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K9 Ventures » My story and support for the Founders Visa

K9 Ventures » My story and support for the Founders Visa | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Funding and support for concept and seed stage startups.
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Great story how Manu Kumar had to navigate the US immigration system and managed to become a successful entrepreneur and investor

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Mobile app developers blanket Capitol Hill to press for immigration reform - The Hill (blog)

Mobile app developers blanket Capitol Hill to press for immigration reform - The Hill (blog) | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Philly.com Mobile app developers blanket Capitol Hill to press for immigration reform The Hill (blog) The trade group's fly-in trip comes as both chambers of Congress are debating comprehensive immigration reform and changes to the immigration...
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Reed said the current education system is not producing enough American students equipped with the science, math and engineering skills needed to fill jobs in the tech industry

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Naomi Assaraf's comment, May 21, 2013 2:37 PM
Seriously, how cheap would it be to buy kids Raspberry Pis and teach them how to create?!
Naomi Assaraf's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:38 PM

Two words for our stumbling school system: Raspberry Pi

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Study: Conservative Anti-Immigration Paper by Controversial Scholar Had Basic Errors

Study: Conservative Anti-Immigration Paper by Controversial Scholar Had Basic Errors | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Jason Richwine's Heritage Foundation study on the costs of immigration reform had far-reaching problems, a new study finds. (Check out Prof.
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We shouldn't refuse "undocumenteds" if they have a clean background record, and can help to support the future of this economy. Think of it as an investment.

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Immigration Reform and Making a Workable H-1B Program

Immigration Reform and Making a Workable H-1B Program | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Immigration Reform and Making a Workable H-1B Program http://t.co/8q3ZrQPfoy via @AILANational
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Doesn't the US government want create more jobs? Finally there's a research that shows that foreign talent creates jobs and therefore enhances the job prospects of Americans!

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves immigration overhaul

Senate Judiciary Committee approves immigration overhaul | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill that would be the biggest overhaul to the nation's immigration laws in a generation.
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We are getting closer, the Senate committee approves of the immigration proposal from the bipartisan Gang of Eight. Still a lot of steps before this is all effective!

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Senator Hatch Emerges as Key Player on Immigration Reform

Senator Hatch Emerges as Key Player on Immigration Reform | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
The bipartisan group of eight senators who drafted an immigration overhaul see Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah as a potentially influential partner.
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Senate shapes immigration bill around Boston bombings

Senate shapes immigration bill around Boston bombings | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
The Boston Marathon bombings continue to reshape immigration reform after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment Monday to prevent immigrants from returning to their home countries.
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Under the new amendment, immigrants granted refugee or asylum status would terminate that status should they choose to travel back to their country of origin.

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LGBT Families Must Be Included in Immigration Reform

LGBT Families Must Be Included in Immigration Reform | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
The opportunity to reunite their families should be extended to all immigrant families, including LGBT families. It is the just and right thing to do. It is the humane thing to do. It is what we must do.
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Breaking up families because of anti-gay loopholes needs to end. NOW. #LGBT

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What Is Success? | 2morrowknight

What Is Success? | 2morrowknight | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Co-authored by Emily Thomas and Marsha McCullough

No matter who you are, you find yourself thinking about what success is, and, how you can lay the foundation for it -- personally and professionally. All three writers on this post see this issue t...
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Happy 101st Birthday, Rosa Parks!

Happy 101st Birthday, Rosa Parks! | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Today, we honor and celebrate Rosa Parks on what would have been her 101st birthday.

"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was ...
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Brad Feld: Broken Immigration Shutters Innovation

Brad Feld: Broken Immigration Shutters Innovation | March for Innovation | Scoop.it

Brad Feld, co-founder of Foundry Group and TechStars, calls for innovation reform in March for Innovation, the largest virtual march on Washington.

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Brad Feld, co-founder of Foundry Group and TechStars, calls for innovation reform in March for Innovation, the largest virtual march on Washington.

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10 Facts: Clarity for Common Misconceptions About Immigrants

10 Facts: Clarity for Common Misconceptions About Immigrants | March for Innovation | Scoop.it

American Apparel's Awesome Immigration Reform PDF

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10 Facts to provide clarity to common misconceptions about immigrants. 

A little bit older, but still relevant, American Apparel's Awesome Immigration Reform #LegalizeLA PDF led me to a nice list of facts sourced from The National Immigration Forum. Take a look and share! #iMarch


10 Facts About Immigrants

Get the straight facts on some common misconceptions about immigrants.

1Immigrants pay taxes2Immigrants come to work and reunite with family members3Immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue4Immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs for U.S. and foreign workers5Immigrants fill jobs in key sectors, start their own businesses, and contribute to the economy6Within ten years of arrival, more than 75% of immigrants speak English7Today's immigrants are not that different than those of 100 years ago8Most immigrants come to the US legally9Despite more strongly enforced US border security, the number of undocumented immigrants has not decreased10The war on terrorism cannot be won through immigration restrictionsRead all 10 Immigration Myths and Facts, compiled by The National Immigration Forum.

 

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Carlos Batara's curator insight, May 30, 2013 12:32 AM

This might be a 2003 article, but so much still holds true. In shorrt, a real guide for immigration refom discussions.

 

Immigrants pay taxes

 

Immigrants come to work and reunite with family members

 

Immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue

 

Immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs for U.S. and foreign workers

 

Immigrants fill jobs in key sectors, start their own businesses, and contribute to the economy

 

Within ten years of arrival, more than 75% of immigrants speak English

 

Today's immigrants are not that different than those of 100 years ago

 

Most immigrants come to the US legally

 

Despite more strongly enforced US border security, the number of undocumented immigrants has not decreased

 

The war on terrorism cannot be won through immigration restriction

 

To read for yourself, see:  http://www.americanapparel.net/presscenter/articles/20030601immigration.html

 

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Venture Capitalist: America Is Not a 'Fixed Pie'

Venture Capitalist: America Is Not a 'Fixed Pie' | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Mashable is proud to join technology's brightest entrepreneurs in the March For Innovation, a virtual march on Washington that calls for smart, comprehensive immigration reform to attract and keep the best and brightest to fuel innovation and...

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I totally agree that the US government shouldn't base their immigration policies on fear, but instead base the approach on opportunity. In that way, eventually, everybody wins. 

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Senate Judiciary Committee reaches agreement, immigration gang of eight goes to Senate floor

Senate Judiciary Committee reaches agreement, immigration gang of eight goes to Senate floor | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "gang of eight" immigration bill on Tuesday in a 13 to 5 vote after a marathon final day of markup that stretched into the evening.
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It's great to hear that there's progress with the bill, but it's also disheartening that necessary changes had to be made in order to reach a bipartisan agreement. For example, LGBT partner rights to immigration were removed to minimize friction. 

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Farmers hope immigration bill yields more foreign ag workers - The Sacramento Bee

Farmers hope immigration bill yields more foreign ag workers - The Sacramento Bee | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Walk the aisles of any neighborhood grocery store today and you’re as likely to find tomatoes picked in Sinaloa, Mexico, as Central California or oranges from Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Bradenton, Fla.
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If you are like me and you try to eat 'clean, stock up on fruits & vegtables, as well as prefer to shop where you can find it all locally grown? 

Farmers across the country warn that shoppers will find even more imported food on their store shelves if Congress fails to pass immigration legislation...

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:04 AM


First the U.S. exported manufacturing jobs, now the U.S. is exporting harvesting jobs. 


The U.S. is growing more dependant on foreign countries to feed itself. 


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US Immigration Fails Entrepreneurs Again - Feld Thoughts

US Immigration Fails Entrepreneurs Again - Feld Thoughts | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
I'm so sick of how - as a country - our authorities treat people as though they are criminals.
Dirk de Kok's insight:

Immigration problems can be huge for startup entrepreneurs. In spite of visa's the occational detention is not unheard of. Big time investors see this happen and are like Brad Feld very vocal in their support for immigration reform

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Just Good's comment, May 22, 2013 1:22 PM
its hard to fathom, reading this book now. Highly recommended.
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How Immigration Hurdles Derail Startup Success

How Immigration Hurdles Derail Startup Success | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Today he funds or supports 22 American companies, but entrepreneur Manu Kumar was once almost deported. Here's why he supports March for Innovation.
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In particular for entrepreneurs the visa situation is difficult. How can you start a company when the USA won't let you in? While companies create jobs and pay taxes? Read this story how an entrepreneur was almost sent home, but now has been involved with 22 companies.

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:09 AM


More people mean more job creators and more employee's to contribute to the economy. 


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CEA's Gary Shapiro tells bloggers Immigration is key to spurring innovation

CEA's Gary Shapiro tells bloggers Immigration is key to spurring innovation | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
RT @CEA: .@GaryShapiro tells bloggers @heritage: Immigration reform is key to spurring innovation. http://t.co/2zrOIbrDvh
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Yes!! Don't hate, I-N-N-O-V-A-T-E! #twitter cc: @froginthevalley @georgefavvas @michaelnus 

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Senators Agree To Expansion Of High-Tech Visas

Senators Agree To Expansion Of High-Tech Visas | March for Innovation | Scoop.it
Washington (AP) – Officials said leading senators trying to resolve a key issue on immigration legislation have agreed to a compromise covering expansion of a high-tech visa program.
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Requires that student visa information be shared in real-time with Border Patrol officers

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The March for Innovation

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I just supported The March for Innovation on Thunderclap!
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A no-brainer to support! 

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