Thursday, December 15, 2016

Silicon Valley ready to play defense on Trump

 

At The Hill by

Addressing some of tech industry's top leaders on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to make their companies soar.

“I'm here to help you folks do well,” he said.

When it comes to Silicon Valley's wish list for immigration reform, however, many voices in the industry aren't so sure.

Trump's unexpected win has shaken up the immigration battle in the tech community, deflating the high hopes of reformers and forcing them to ready a defense.

Many thought the 2017 fight over immigration reform would play out between Congress and another White House hopeful, Hillary Clinton, whose strong promotion of sweeping reforms had emboldened the tech companies pushing to allow more workers into the country.

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