Stripe co-founder John Collison, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said Tuesday that President Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is making it difficult for U.S. companies to recruit employees from other countries because “people are less willing to move to the United States.”
“People are less willing to move to the United States, they don’t even want to even enter the visa process because of what they perceive to be the political climate and how welcoming the country is towards immigrants,” he told the BBC.
The Hill added:
The tech industry has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s travel ban and his other hard-line immigration policies.
The Trump administration is considering cracking down on the visas that allow scientists and engineers to work in the U.S. for American firms, alarming Silicon Valley companies.
Collison also said he thinks Brexit will have the same negative effect.
“I think the perception (of the UK) will also make it harder to recruit in the UK.”