Qualcomm's Jacobs: We Need Immigration Reform
Friday, March 8, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The lack of U.S. immigration reform could stifle economic growth in San Diego County and pigeonhole the region as a place that fails to attract major companies, said Qualcomm founding Chairman Irwin Jacobs at a local real estate conference on Friday.
Technology and life-science companies in the county, like mobile chip maker Qualcomm, are having an increasingly hard time recruiting qualified workers because many of them are foreign graduates who can't secure visas to work legally in this country, said Jacobs, at an event hosted by USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. (Full story)