“Tech Companies & US Citizens” Interactive Discussion | SF
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Transamerica Pyramid | 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
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Only limited seats available. Please note that this is a non partisan event and ideas from everyone is welcome.
Only 29% of the tech workforce in the heart of Silicon Valley are U.S. citizens. Both Republicans and Democrats have suggested that there is not enough workforce to fill the technology roles. Those suggestions have been dismissed by the US Citizen workers who have been laid off and replaced by cheap foreign labor. It is increasingly common to find most of the H1B workers come from less than five states of India. It has been further suggested that United States does not lack the talent as the country is home to over six thousands colleges and the finest institutions in the world. These talented individuals have been systematically removed from the workforce because of the abuse in the existing immigration system which fails to protect US Citizens.
Tech companies have been increasingly lobbying for immigration reform. Both Republican and Democratic leaning companies have advocated for legislations that provide millions of illegal immigrants path to citizenship. Despite those calls, American voters have rejected the idea of legalizing illegal immigrants.
Join us to network and share your views on this issue.
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