I was raised in India and came to the U.S. for college. I studied Political Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (2013). While I was in college, I won a computer programming competition at Princeton University and launched Newsance, a social plug for news websites.
While I was working on Newsance, I noticed there was this huge gap in the software industry. There were a lot of great ideas out there, but I noticed a significant lack of engineers and a flawed outsourcing system. And so I co-founded VenturePact.com in 2012, an online marketplace that connects startups to pre-screened remote developers.
Since I am a STEM graduate I got a visa extension so I can apply for another H1B next year. However, this year, most of my international friends who applied for H1B were not successful - so most of them had to leave their jobs at Google, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, etc. Not only is this a professional disaster for them, but also for the companies who have invested in their training.
Immigration reform is ultimately good for America. Deregulation can actually create more jobs than it can ever take away. This is especially true of immigrant founders who want to start businesses in the US. More businesses can only bring in more investment leading to more jobs. The immigrant founders of Google ended up creating over 100K American jobs. That says a lot.