Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump Immigration Policies and Their Affect on US Tech Complanies

There is no question in the fact that America's largest tech companies our international. All, if not most, of the companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon use Global participation to keep their companies thriving. This means the outsourcing of work is a necessity and keeping large amounts of staff all over the world is a must for these Corporations.

President Donald J. Trump's new Executive Immigration Order takes aim directly at the Middle East and their Muslim population. The ban specifically targets immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen in any way, shape or form.

The sudden and immediate executive order has force companies to suddenly bring all of their American workers on Visa. Due to skill shortages in the US, this ban brings back workers who were there in these areas to scout talent and qualified workers.

It is important to keep our companies international as they have become too big to fail. The world must support each other in order to build and sustain global economy. We are not here alone and never will be. Nations thrive together as we have all become dependent on each other and need one an other. For example, a company like Apple has headquarters in Cupertino, CA but has their products manufactured in China by Foxconn and is beginning to manufacture in India. They also have offices and Cork, Ireland as well as many other places around the world. Their multidimensional  and international set up is what keeps them afloat. Every piece across the world is needed to keep their business thriving and entertaining for consumers.

This early it is not clear how the ban will truly affect these companies in the long run but it is definitely worth noting and keeping an eye on. These companies may need skilled American workers.

1 comment:

Sam Norton said...

President Trump’s Immigration policy is a 90-day suspension of entry into the United States of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, a suspension of admissions of any refugees for 120 days and of Syrian refugees indefinitely. Another Trump change is the reducing or eliminating of temporary work permits for professionals in specialized areas. This would have a great effect on the tech sector. I believe a lot of people in the tech industry weren’t thinking that it could be them and thought Trump’s whole issue was low-skilled illegal immigration and that it wasn’t going to affect them.
The affect is on “unicorns,” billion-dollar startups, the jobs will move to China and India. A majority of tech companies make more money abroad than they do in the United States. Ten years ago most of the startups were in the United States. Today, most are in China and India and will most likely accelerate their move because of the Trump administration.
Computer-related jobs are the top source of new wages in the U.S., according to analyses from, a nonprofit organization that advocates for more access to computer-science education. But there aren’t enough skilled American workers to fill open tech jobs in the United States. There are more than 500,000 open computing jobs, but only about 43,000 Americans graduate from college with computer-science degrees every year.
Tech companies have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the suit against Trump’s executive order on immigration. It could work on Congress very well. Congress historically has been very sensitive to political pressure and very reluctant not to follow their lead. The economic argument for a more generous immigration policy may make America more economically great again.
The tech sectors should not walk away from Trump. They should work with Trump and advise him. Trump must fix the visa, as it is being abused. Establishing a startup visa would bring an influx of great innovators into the United States. Because Trump respects the businessman, as he is one, Trump needs to be guided rather than dismissed by the Tech sector. It simply means that the tech sector needs to more active in politics, which will be interesting to see.