Canada’s ‘Welcome’ to immigrants has some unintended consequences

Canada’s ‘Welcome’ to immigrants has some unintended consequences

October 29, 2017-  NPR – Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Right after the U.S. election last year, Mike Tippett saw an opportunity. He’d been talking to his friends in Silicon Valley and they were nervous about the newly elected president’s attitude toward immigration.

“Many of the start-ups and technology companies in the States and across the globe are made up of people who are not necessarily from that country,” Tippett says.

Almost half of all American start-ups were actually founded by immigrants.

When Donald Trump took office, American tech companies worried that getting international employees work visas in the U.S. would get a lot harder. But Tippett had a solution to offer them: move to Vancouver.    Read more

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/29/560467747/canadas-balancing-act-on-immigration

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