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Sunday 28 May 2017

The Tech Industry - Facing Change in US Immigration Laws and Visas

Silicon Valley, and its foreign born workforce, is closely watching Washington for the coming reform in immigration laws and visas. How will Congress and the administration affect the U.S. tech industry's global position and the lives of those driving tech's start-up creativity?

Voice of America Director, Amanda Bennett, Deputy Director, Sandy Sugawara and Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Michelle Quinn will lead a lively discussion of these issues. You're invited to attend as VOA celebrates the opening of its Silicon Valley Bureau.

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Light refreshments 5:00 -5:30 pm.

Where: 500 Startups

814 Mission Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94103


U.S. Representative, Ro Khanna (D-CA)

Norman Matloff, Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Davis

Kamran Elahian, Iranian born Investor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist,
now chairman and founder of Global Innovation Catalyst LLC

Please watch for updates and additions to the program.

To RSVP, please click here.

For questions or further information, contact the Public Relations Office of the Voice of America at


The Voice of America is partnering with The George Washington University for a town hall meeting that will explore the challenges and opportunities facing international students in America. The panel will include some of the top educators from international programs at leading U.S. colleges and universities.

The town hall will be broadcast and streamed live on Voice of America and GW's Facebook pages. Follow the event online with the hashtag #StudyinUSA.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10 AM to 11:30 AM

The George Washington University

Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Facebook live recording of the town hall can be found here:

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