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Silicon Valley Finds Its Voice as Immigration Ban Fuels Outrage

  • Technology enclave was built on infusion of immigrant talent
  • Draft of new order targets highly-skilled tech workers
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Greetham: Markets Willing to Look Through Trump Risk

U.S. immigration restrictions introduced over the weekend are bringing the technology industry together in unified anger like never before.

While the clampdown isn’t an immediate threat to businesses, emotions are running high because President Donald Trump’s executive order violates Silicon Valley’s self-image of inclusion and tolerance. More than any other industry, the tech enclave embraces the work and aspirations of immigrants. At least half of the top 20 U.S. tech companies were founded or are currently led by someone who came from another country.