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America’s Broken Immigration System Costing US Jobs

Highrise buildingAsian American immigrants to America had roles as founders of 40 percent of all Fortune 500 companies– accounting for annual revenues of $4.2 trillion and a worldwide workforce of 10 million people, according to an article in the Asia Society. But the number of immigrant entrepreneurs has slowed significantly and some blame America’s broken immigration system.

Vivek Wadha wrote the acclaimed new book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent.

Annalee Saxenian is a pioneer in the study of immigration and innovation in Silicon Valley and Dan Siciliano is a noted immigration and legal scholar.

All three will speak on a panel at the Asia Society Northern CA on January 31, 2013 in San Francisco.


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