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Opening Event for VOA Silicon Valley Bureau

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)

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

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

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