Outside the Box: America needs her immigrants

Silicon Valley has been reeling from the aftermath of the presidential campaign and the surprising results. Yet there has been less outward condemnation than one might have guessed. Rather, the response has been “deafening silence and quiet acquiescence,” noted one commentator. This may be due to the fact that the promise of financial deregulation has encouraged cooperation by corporate executives who are focused on short-term economic interests.

This complacency was challenged in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s recent anti-immigration executive order. In response,many tech leaders took action, including Sergey Brin of Alphabet GOOG, +0.43% , Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook FB, +0.14% , Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator, and Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, to name a few.

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