07 December 2012

Anti-Immigrant Economic Drag

Since 9-11, it's been noticeably harder for immigrants to enter the US. James Fallows writes in the the Atlantic of Liam Casey, whose company is headquartered in Ireland and employs about 4,000 people, mostly in China. Casey named his company PCH, after the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

The PCH connects two of my favorite cities, San Diego and Santa Cruz, and runs through a host of other great communities like Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur.

Unable to get a Green Card and stay in California, Casey named his thriving company after a place he dearly missed but was unable to live in.

Most Americans seem unaware of how few immigrants we allow into the country and how many jobs even an employed engineer helps to create, much less an entrepreneur.  

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