Villasenor: Immigrants Have Helped Make America a Leader in Technology Innovation

Feb 2, 2017

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

John Villasenor, UCLA professor of electrical engineering, public policy and management, authored a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the important role immigrants have played in American technology innovation.
“The vital role of immigrants in American technology innovation is so well documented that it shouldn’t need repeating. But in light of last week’s executive order that blocks access to the United States by citizens of seven countries with a collective population of well over 200 million, a few reminders might be timely.
“America’s well-deserved reputation as a global leader in technology innovation is inseparable from its tradition of welcoming people from other countries.”

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