Donald Trump, the current President of United States, announced not too long ago by saying America needs to keep the talented people in the country and he wants to prevent immigrants from coming to America. Sarcastically, he didn’t know that the immigrants invented most of the current technologies available in America today.
Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, said that two-thirds of the CEOs in Silicon Valley today are from Asia.
So, let us take a look at the American technology industry without immigrants.
1. You will not have a shiny iPhone sitting in your pocket because Steve Jobs, Apple’s former CEO, was born to a Syrian Muslim immigrant family.
Tinder, Dropbox and Ebay
2. You will be unable to swipe right to look for dates, store files in the cloud for free or sell your stuff online to bidders because it was the Iranian Americans who founded or co-founded Tinder, Dropbox, and eBay.
3. You will be unable to search for things online easily as the Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin, is a USSR refugee and Google’s current CEO, Sundar Pichai, is from India.
4. You will be unable to process words in the cloud and unable to use Microsoft apps for free on your iPhone as the current Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, is from India.
5. You won’t get to buy solar cars or go for easy space travels because Elon Musk is from South Africa.
It was also reported that it was the immigrants who founded 52% of the Silicon Valley’s new companies.
What will be the outcome of Donald Trump’s new policy on immigrants? Only time will tell.