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Why Silicon Valley Wouldn't Work Without Immigrants

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Credit: The New York Times

If you want to understand why tech employees went to the mat against President Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, you need to first understand the crucial role that America's relatively open immigration policies play in the tech business.

And you need to understand why people in tech see something cataclysmic in Mr. Trump's executive order, and in the other immigration crackdowns waiting in the wings: the end of America's standing as a beacon for the world's best inventors.

From The New York Times
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