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-- -- Mayor Bloomberg and Eli Lilly CEO are the latest business leaders calling for immigration reform saying it is critical to help spur job creation right here in the United States.
Now earlier on this month I spoke with Netscape founder and venture capitalists mark on -- -- -- says he too would like to see changes to the current immigration loss take a listen.
Have a wish list like we always wish that the that there were certain changes for example my -- one -- -- immigration which it was easier to hire smart people and bring them here.
-- amount -- companies in the United States.
Now also calling for changes is that make why -- and -- director of research at -- center for entrepreneurship and deep university always great to have you on.
Owes it to slowly between the money I well you know out of an asset that it has to be said both you and I have benefited from limp liberal immigration policies.
-- -- immigrated from India back in the eighties and then my parents came here a decade before that.
So we clearly stand to gain something from flexible immigration lies but as a as a broader point.
How an air at nine point 1% on -- plane -- can -- be pushing policies that can potentially.
Take away jobs from Americans.
-- I -- grating at how the jobs in my first company so and most imminent and most of immigrants come here.
And they do that -- do is that they make us more competitive this type companies of the companies hire Americans.
It might take a few years you know before this -- companies but if you look at the data from ninety -- -- -- -- to do more than five.
52% of the status of Silicon Valley where am right now was started by people like us.
They employed more workers and the number of people we admitted -- that -- -- appears of the data out of the black and white.
That we create jobs.
They did he -- something that I would I would read into this act as an America and -- you know I would say why don't we trying to encourage.
Americans to do that I mean are these policies flexible and open policies potentially.
-- urging Americans from creating those jobs themselves in creating these companies then south.
What's your money we need to do that as well we need to encourage Americans a study math and science and engineering.
And to create startups and and so on but but what's happened in America is that we've had waves -- immigrants coming here.
Innocence generation of this generation and making the natives -- Qaeda takes lot of they've brought new ideas within -- made America more competitive.
Today that you know the largest American company that the majority of the revenue from from abroad.
Which means it's been developing products upon markets well being -- workers -- being in the knowledge of foreign markets and bring him.
A -- some of experience which is very valuable to us.
And becoming educated would have to invest in educating them educated they make the pie bigger for everyone we so we need -- all the economic growth picking up right now.
You know vivid to use the word skilled immigration I guess the real problem might be.
With the -- legal immigration in this country and how he did that is.
How to how do you.
How do you explain to the American public the pros and cons and how do you sort of -- separate these two issues from one another.
What is the difference between new doctrine of god and I'm in a majority and a million lives promotion of of doctors and video of this and this -- right now foreign bond.
They come -- here with a very high level of education -- we need unskilled workers also that we need to bring them here illegally.
And the debate right now is -- in this issue but amnesty what do we do what the -- -- women that came here illegally that's a very tough nut to crack and what I've been saying is it.
If we wait five years you not to not to the next elections to fix the immigration problem.
The unskilled will still be here because they have no way to go the skill will be long gone and I think going back to India and China and Brazil a lot of the -- right now.
Did taking the jobs -- -- -- have to visit.
You know bank -- Beijing alarm or New Delhi -- -- and -- -- -- type of activity that's happening that's like a mini Silicon Valley.
Those jobs could have been in America because if you want to build the companies here we -- -- instead.
But before we let you go very -- about how do we deal with the unskilled it.
Worker issue how do we deal with immigration policy on that front specifically.
-- -- -- was a very tough question -- -- reflect honesty I don't know the answer because I struggle that is well you've got.
August people who we know hardworking people here but they acted illegally -- how do you legalize them.
It's a -- great about a that I can solve I know that we have to -- the economist -- And that the nation agrees on and I know that most of your view is with a it would agree that we can bring in the darker than the scientists and engineers.
And that they've been help us become competitive what to do with the unskilled I wish I had an -- I don't know.
Okay that's our right you don't have to have all the answers today than -- who let -- love to have you on.
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