Tech Industry Bashes Donald Trump in Open Letter

Letter signed by Qualcomm, Box, Yelp CEOs, and dozens more

by Jennifer Booton
Market Watch

The technology industry published an open letter about the U.S. election on Thursday, and it is vehemently opposed to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The letter, published on Medium, was signed by dozens of tech heavyweights, including Qualcomm Inc. QCOM, +0.21% Chairman Paul Jacobs, Tumblr CEO David Karp, Box Inc. BOX, -0.09% CEO Aaron Levie, eBay Inc. EBAY, +0.23% co-founder Pierre Omidyar, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Yelp Inc. YELP, +0.21% CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Facebook Inc. FB, -0.03% vice president Margaret Stewart, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.02% co-founder Steve Wozniak, and a number of venture capitalists.

The letter focuses on immigration, which is a hot topic for an industry that sources much of its top talent from India and Asia. Silicon Valley has long pushed for immigration reform through the H-1B visa, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -0.06% Bill Gates among the most outspoken executives on the issue.

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