Comment: Silicon Liberty - Fox News Latino reports "Can't get a visa to work in the US? One imaginative techie firm is floating an idea to dock a vessel off the coast of California to give foreign entrepreneurs a chance to start a company on Silicon Valley - on a ship. Sunnyvale-based Blueseed Co. says current immigration rules can sink promising ventures and torpedo innovation and job creation. The ship aims to provide a remedy by giving foreign entrepreneurs a place to build their companies only a short boat ride from high tech's hub." While we applaud the creative entrepreneurial imagination behind the floating business incubator, the fact that such a solution is even being discussed points to the self-defeating, suicidal nature of our immigration policy which makes impossible the business creation our economy so desperately needs. Perhaps the ship could be fitted with a statue with the inscription:
"Keep, young land, your immigration laws!" cries she
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With silent lips. "Give me your talented, your innovators,
Your restive entrepreneurs yearning to create businesses,
The magnificent refuse of your inhospitable shores.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside your golden door!"
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