immigration

  • Uber CEO offers compensation for drivers impacted by immigration ban, will talk to Trump

    Uber CEO offers compensation for drivers impacted by immigration ban, will talk to Trump

    Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick added his voice today to a growing chorus of tech executives troubled by President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order banning the entry of US residents from seven countries. Echoing the sentiments of Google’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Kalanick wrote a letter to Uber staff, also posting to his Facebook wall. Read More

  • Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban

    Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban

    Slowly but surely, the tech world is reacting to a sweeping executive order signed by Trump on Friday that closes the United States’ borders to refugees and citizens from a number of countries. Some have shared personal stories or reflected on the ways in which such policy will negatively impact the Silicon Valley, where so much of the work force has immigrated from around the… Read More

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    Delete your account

    We love to Tweet. We love to share. It appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. And we have to accept that. These are strange times. We are able to reach millions with a single Medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. Today’s impassioned jeremiad – like this one – is tomorrow’s digital fish wrapper. A CEO can Tweet something noble today and… Read More

  • Tech reacts to Trump’s immigration ban

    Tech reacts to Trump’s immigration ban

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that temporarily halted the admission of refugees, indefinitely banned the admission of refugees from Syria, and stopped citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The American Civil Liberties Union has already filed a legal challenge to the order. The order is so sweeping that it also includes any green card… Read More

  • Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

    Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

    While other tech leaders glad-hand with The Donald, Mark Zuckerberg is facing him head on. Today the Facebook CEO called out the president for his unAmerican views that demonize immigrants, while also tactfully encouraging the few positive policies and comments Trump has offered on the subject. You should read Zuckerberg’s full Facebook post on the topic embedded at the bottom of this… Read More

  • Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent

    Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent

    While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has confirmed it will not mean a clone of the Australian points-based immigration system – despite politicians frequently citing this system as a possible model for the UK to… Read More

  • Levie on what Trump could mean for tech

    Like many leaders in Silicon Valley, Box CEO Aaron Levie was a vocal supporter of Secretary Clinton. But after the shocking U.S. election outcome, the industry has been reflecting about what the next president could mean for the community.   We sat down with Levie for an interview at Box headquarters in Redwood City. While it’s difficult to know what the capricious Trump will actually… Read More

  • Making the case for a startup visa  Crunch Network

    Making the case for a startup visa 

    After failing to get their startup Udemy off the ground in their native Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Cağlar headed to the U.S. in 2009. Both knew that in the U.S., specifically Silicon Valley, they could gain the support and traction Udemy needed. Yet Udemy was not enough to get them into the country: The U.S. doesn’t have a visa specifically for entrepreneurs eager to launch businesses. Read More

  • Newly proposed rules for foreign entrepreneurs will help some, but not all, found U.S. startups

    Newly proposed rules for foreign entrepreneurs will help some, but not all, found U.S. startups

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an office under the Department of Homeland Security, put forward a proposal today that would allow the U.S. Government to offer parole (temporary permission to be in the country) to foreign entrepreneurs starting their businesses in the United States. The proposal specifies that a founder can qualify if they started a company in the U.S. in… Read More

  • Startups and immigration: Myths, lies and half-truths Crunch Network

    Startups and immigration: Myths, lies and half-truths

    Immigrants play a significant role in job creation, entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem in the U.S. However, the U.S. has a strict immigration policy and has yet to pass the bill for the “startup visa.” For entrepreneurs determined to stay in the U.S. to create or work at a startup, it’s important to learn about the myths, lies and half-truths about startups and… Read More

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