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In a blow to tech Industry, Trump shelves start-up immigrant rule

The decision was quickly slammed by business leaders and organizations

Nick Wingfield | NYT 

The Trump administration said it would delay, and probably eliminate down the line, a federal rule that would have let foreign entrepreneurs come to the United States to start companies. The decision, announced by the federal government on Monday ahead of its official publication on Tuesday, was quickly slammed by business leaders and organizations, especially from the technology sector, which has benefited heavily from start-ups founded by immigrants. “Today’s announcement is extremely disappointing and represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the critical role ...

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 13:28 IST