When Immigration Matters

Genia Brin Sounds Off: Immigration Vital to US Economy

Posted by Michael Pollak on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 @ 2:30 PM

The Google founder's mom says we need a flow of fresh talent from overseas.  She makes her case that both immigrants and immigration have fueled the growth of the US economy since our beginning.  While she concedes that Sergey's success is an anomoly, she does substantiate her argument with stats from the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity demonstrating that both male and female immigrants are starting businesses at a significantly higher rate than the native population.

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Billionaire Co-Founder of Google Donates $1 million to HIAS

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Oct 27, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

The New York Times reports that Sergey Brin, the wealthy co-founder of Google has pledged $1 million to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  The HIAS has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement.

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