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Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

Sharon Gaudin | Feb. 7, 2017
Nearly 100 tech companies oppose President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration

Judith Hurwitz, an analyst with Hurwitz & Associates, said many companies, particularly international businesses, may be feeling the strain of what the immigration ban could mean to them.

"One of the consequences is that companies may decide not to locate their companies in the United States because they are afraid that they will not be able to hire the right people they need," she said. "Technology companies often have unique personnel requirements and have to be able to find the right people no matter where they live. These employees need visas and green cards."

While Gottheil isn't sure how much effect the brief will have, he did say it could help sway public opinion.


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