What is H-1B?
H-1B is an immigrant visa that rewards hardworking, intelligent individuals with the opportunity to pursue a life in the United States.
Here in Silicon Valley, more than 50% of tech employees are immigrants on visas like the H-1B. Tech giants, including Google and Facebook, sponsor tens of thousands of H-1B visas each year; Apple alone submitted over 23,000 petitions for H-1B workers in 2016 - about half of its total U.S. workforce.
H-1B is controversial; some American labor groups describe it as replacing giving away American jobs to immigrants. Still others, including H-1B holders themselves, view it as a handcuff that gives companies bargaining powers in compensation and workload.
Did Sergey actually wear your H-1B tee shirt?
No, he didn't.
Sergey describes himself as a refugee, having fled Russia as a child with his family to escape anti-Semitic persecution.
What are your thoughts on Gentrification and Capitalism?
There's certainly an argument for both sides. In our view, Silicon Valley brings out both the best and worst aspects of these phenomena - read our 'About' section for more details.
Who should I vote for in the 2020 Presidential Election?
Whoever you want.