Another Reason to Oppose Trump’s Travel Ban: Immigrants Get the Job Done

President Donald Trump’s travel ban has angered people around the world because it runs so counter to America’s core values and founding principles. But it also poses a threat to our economy, both nationwide and in Texas.Immigrants are a crucial part of the workforce, especially in science and technology. They contribute significantly to patent filings at top companies and account for a large share of entrepreneurs. One study found that immigrants created almost a quarter of science and engineering startups in the U.S. and 44 percent of those in Silicon Valley. That’s one reason technology leaders were quick to object to Trump’s order.Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who emigrated from Russia when he was 6, turned out for protests in San Francisco last weekend. He told a reporter: “I am here because I am a refugee.”Apple said it didn’t support Trump’s policy and noted that late founder Steve Jobs’ father was an immigrant from Syria. That country faces the harshest travel restrictions in Trump's executive order.“Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Continue reading...

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