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Tech industry reacts to Trump's order on immigration with fear, frustration

Tech industry reacts to Trump's order on immigration with fear, frustration

The morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Amr Shady called his immigrationp lawyer in a panic.

“My 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘Does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up Reveel, who emigrated  from Egypt to the Bay Area in 2015. “I had to find out what Trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”

His lawyer, Los Angeles immigration attorney Ayda Akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the U.S. on visas, or had visa...

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