Silicon Valley execs share personal immigration woes at virtual #iMarch

Peninsula Press

May 24, 2013

By Anna Li

Silicon Valley is famous for drawing talented engineers and highly skilled workers to technology corporations and startups. A large number of these workers are foreigners who find well-paid jobs but face immigration barriers to staying in the United States. And, this week, those workers found a virtual way to raise their collective voices.

On Wednesday evening, four local entrepreneurs arrived at Hub San Francisco to discuss their experience dealing with the U.S. immigration system and to speak in support of the immigration bill pending in the Senate. The panel discussion was part of The March for Innovation, also called the #iMarch, in which politicians, companies and individuals turned to social media Wednesday and Thursday to demand immigration reform.

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