KARACHI: A recent tweet by US President Barak Obama mentions Pakistani tech innovator Faizan Buzdar as a perfect example of why immigration reform was required in the country.
The US president attached a link to a video with his tweet in which Faizan Buzdar speaks of his experiences in starting a tech company in the United States. Buzdar founded Convo.com which is a cloud based digital collaboration workspace that enables businesses and their globally distributed teams to work faster.
In the video, Buzdar mentions how it took him over a year to set up the business which is “light years for a start up.” He said America needed immigration reform or it risked losing out on innovations. “Economies are going to be built on innovation,” Buzdar said in the video.
The US president has made immigration reform one of his top priorities for this year and Organizing for America (OFA) has gathered 7,000 stories from undocumented immigrants to be distributed on social media.
The movement is being supported by many in the technology community who favour an immigration bill which would allow more non-US nationals into the country to help promote innovation.