I got a lot of compliments and boos for my question last night.
Originally posted on Paul Smith's blog on 2/22/17, and reposted with permission.
Given that 51% of all billion dollar startups in the US were founded by LEGAL immigrants, and that in these companies, 70% of key management positions are LEGAL immigrants,
And given that leading CEO’s from companies like:
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Ford, Coca Cola, Oracle, IBM, eBay, General Electric, Blackrock, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Reddit, Yahoo, EMC, Starbucks, Nike, Netflix, Expedia, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Etsy, Pinterest, Yelp, Tesla, Uber and Lyft...
…to name a few of the many, are ALL speaking out against limiting immigration and the value and importance of diversity in running a successful company,
And, given that hundreds of the world’s leading economists have reached agreement that the absolute fastest and easiest way to raise our Gross Domestic Product given our aging population is to increase LEGAL immigration,
WHAT TWO THINGS, SPECIFICALLY, DO YOU PLAN TO DO, TO RAPIDLY AND DRAMATICALLY INCREASE LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND DIVERSITY IN THE US, AND IN PARTICULAR, WITHIN OUR PREDOMINANTLY WHITE DISTRICT?