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This survey from Duke is a few years old, but its startling results need to be heard today as we consider ways to “protect our borders” and “save jobs for Americans.”

  • Immigrants were key founders of 25 percent of engineering and tech companies founded from 1995 to 2005.
  • This pool of immigrant-founded companies was responsible for generating an estimated $52 billion in 2005 sales.
  • The companies created just under 450,000 jobs in the U.S. as of 2005.

That’s why Harvard Business School professor Bill George argues the US needs immigration reform for legal immigrants. This isn’t about undocumented illegals crossing the borders, but immigrants who come here to attend school, get a job and start companies of their own.

To read the full, original article click on this link: Immigrants are Good for American Jobs | The View from Harvard Business | BNET

Author: Sean Silverthorne