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Buffett Says Immigrants a Blessing as Students Ask About Trump

  • U.S. has unlocked immigrants’ potential, Buffett says
  • Trump signed directives to tighten U.S. immigration policy
Warren Buffett speaks at an event organized by Columbia Business School on Jan. 27, in New York City.

Warren Buffett speaks at an event organized by Columbia Business School on Jan. 27, in New York City.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Warren Buffett made it clear he’s not in President Donald Trump’s camp when it comes to immigration.

“This country has been blessed by immigrants,” he told a crowd of students at Columbia University on Friday in New York. “You can take them from any country you want, and they’ve come here and they found something that unleashed the potential that the place that they left did not, and we’re the product of it.”