Immigration

President Reagan’s thoughts on immigration.

https://www.inc.com/magazine/201502/adam-bluestein/the-most-entrepreneurial-group-in-america-wasnt-born-in-america.html  “Driven by the politics of short election cycles, the U.S. is missing the larger economic cycle of immigration. Meanwhile, Canada has been advertising its new startup visa with a billboard on California’s Highway 101, where every foreign-born engineer in Silicon Valley can see it: “H-1B Problems? Pivot to Canada.””
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/08/31/undocumented-workers-who-built-silicon-valley/?utm_term=.29d87cbc7c71  “The catch: the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) believed that as much as 25 percent of the Silicon Valley workforce (~200,000 people) was undocumented — which meant this thriving industry was routinely breaking the law. “
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illegal-immigrants-us-jobs-economy-farm-workers-taxes/ Almost all of our farm and construction workers are illegal immigrants. Shutting these out would severely damage our economy.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2017/12/04/almost-half-of-fortune-500-companies-were-founded-by-american-immigrants-or-their-children/   The Center for American Entrepreneurship, a non-partisan policy and advocacy organization, published a study today on the founders of America’s most valuable companies—those in the Fortune 500. The results are striking—43 percent of companies in the 2017 Fortune 500 were founded or co-founded by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant, and among the Top 35, that share is 57 percent.

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Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.

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