H-1B: Foreign citizens make up nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley tech workforce, report says

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Source: Ethan Baron

In this article, Ethan Baron reports on the reality that a majority of Silicon Valley and Seattle-area tech workers are foreign-born, and that the majority of foreign tech workers are H1-B Visa holders. He argues that Silicon Valley "would be lost without foreign-born technology workers." He also discusses the factors, including workers' preference and companies' financial resources, that draw foreign workers to Silicon Valley and Seattle and the reasons for backlash against the H1-B Visa.

Keywords: Computer Science , Immigration , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry