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the populations in the u.s. to have an action to vote in favor of that. the how the why and the what. so the why you can teach them about the immigrant that's picking straubdz. hey, we need immigration reform because we need the education in the u.s. and by the way, those reforms is going to have a - the why then the how. i'm helping march for innovation. it's an online movement that is making it easy to help people to do action. you go on facebook and wherever
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it's time to take action you can send a tweet to your congress men and women and try to convince your friends to do the same. you sign up and you'll get instructions from the e-mail. i honestly don't know people in north american. i promise - back in the day when the law - by the way, who remembers what soap is. many websites replaced the website with some kind of black and white frame. we feel we really have a model of activity we should - i'm
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going to tell everybody that 1, 2, and 3 to support the immigration reform. we're going to have access or the chances of services like voices 1, 2, and 3 is going to be much lower. i want to see the business owners follow suit. by the way, my wife and daughter are here and my daughter has the march t-shirt >> thank you for the practical steps and again, we have folks that are tweeting or posting there's so many ways to engage and it's easy and effective. it also means meeting people. we'll be taking another small
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group of ceos from small business by also start ups. in washington d.c. they only hate you when your successful. then we're going to open it up to the audience. as - >> we work with people all over the united states. we have an intelligent to do that we're suppliers there and we get to them and explain the how and why and what to do. and that's another way to leverage our networks and our stories to be able to do that. and march for innovation that's a great thing it's allblast about how easy it is to do those
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things. i take every opportunity to be out there talking to people because numbers are great bs but as human nature it's better to put a face to a story and i encourage you to all do that. our start up was because we decided to get together and do that. he's from kansas and he takes every opportunity to talk about our stories. we have a network to make sure we keep going forward with this >> thank you we're going to go to questions from the audience. we're going to start with a few partners. first bob who's president and ceo of the san francisco chamber
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and if i'm not imposing too much we have others to the extent we have time >> thank you carl thank you for getting us ail together. first of all, i'd be remissed mr. mayor if i didn't congratulate you on the events coming up. before i get to my question. thank you for your participation particularly entrepreneurs. i want to get you to talk about the education and the world of the united states. what kind of impact if the immigration reform didn't happen what impact will it have >> in the short time the visas
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the h1 petition we're trying to find a replacement for that person in the united states it's difficult to find people with skills so we might enable them to set up their offices and build a team. >> i was going to say if you guys haven't checked out the start up report they've done things around the world. so everywhere the e go system is growing but if we don't fix the immigration issues then the other pavrts parts of the world like brazil and china and venture capita lifts have
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activity invest in other countries >> if it does happen have you seen the banner - we'll just get real sad. >> mayor lee. i think the recovery will not be fully for everybody. you'll have thirty to 50 thousand people in our city alone maybe 2 and a half million that don't talk about their health and they have to create things underground and that effects health safety and fiscal safety in our neighborhoods because people have to hide. this has been building up thaits it's not that it just happened. we need to do something about
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immigration reform it can change the circumstances to bring a lot more people out into the light to have full prarngs in our economy >> the president has said it allowed and clear he believed that our immigration system is broken. he has laid obvious his ideas. he believes we need a strong bored and it's a priority for his administration a fair path to censorship[p to the millions of people who are contributing to our country and need to be here and have a lot to continue to contribute when they come out of the shadows. there are other priorities that he will continue to support and push forward. we want to, you know, look at
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those employers that are not following the rules. like all in this room there are employers who are not following the rules and it's a priority for our wanting to stop the things that are making us weak. and we still have a few years ahead but at this point it's not the end of the world but the administration stays commented to fix this system >> we're not going to lose because if we lose this opportunities it will be decades. but bob thanks for that question >> yeah. i have more of a city observation. as this effort moves from the senate to the house that's the
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argument it needs to be made. we're dealing with a few moderate members the message is it grows the economy. in your networks across the country like the voice bunny you're the best messengers and democratic and republican members say we haven't heard enough you from the business community. we can help you impact public policy so if you get a chance to fill it out leave it under your chair and we'll collect it. >> thanks for the leadership of business forward. i hope all of us fill out those cards week, engaged or enraged.
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>> thank you carl and all. i'll uses the rules of order to keep this short and fast and also to say it's critically important here in san francisco is is we're being heard in washington and what we're seeing in the house is going to be a lot longer than we anticipated. it's to stay involved and engaged. we've got a campaign which is keep us here we'll be keeping that going. but it's critically important at this junction we stay involved >> i've got a long line of folks who want to identify
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themselves we have 6 minutes left and so think lightning fast. >> i'm the ceo of the scientific research company. my question is how can we collaborate with the office at the federal and local level to do the research. a lot of the immigrants don't understand they can do immigrant research >> we have a short conversation around the b-1 conversations and the processing of the visas. i'm happy to engage with you that we can help promote the b-1
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visa to promote that we have also some brochures about our offices and folks are having a problem with requests to allow business activities under b-1 week help >> our city we're one o one of the largest general offices in the nation outside of washington and new york. we promote invests and i have educational leadership projects. we can work together on international ideas this promote the professors and education issues >> yes, sir. . i'm a founder of a company.
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a few weeks ago i was told i'd have to leave the united states. i've been living in japan and i've entered the country numerous times and i've paid my taxes pr is there any way for the immigration officers to interpreter the law like they do in japan >> what a great question and compelling question. >> our office does a lot of reviews in the immigration issues. i have a colleague here and he's our senior advisors. fred and i work very closely in
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giving adjudication issues as they relate to a start up business whether in the h b context we're very involved and providing recommendations to ac i s in how to improve + jurisdictions in policy and training. we welcome our comments and ideas but case examples that reflect miss application of the laws. make sure you have our card before i leave and a maria thank you for responding >> we have two speakers and literally are out of time. >> my name is juan gomez i gntd
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from columbia. i wanted to ask i talk about what you can do in the middle america i move forward from kansas city so i know that middle america looks up to san francisco. so what can the city's do not only the tech world is leading the world but in the technology industries they're not as progressive as in the tech community part what are your thoughts in the tech community leading the way to be more progressive on immigration and the city of san francisco leading the way for other cities of embracing immigrants. people not knowing we pay the same taxes and have the same
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obliterations as the rest of the americans. so what can the city and a tech destroy do. that's why the silicon leadership group who have all those members to make sure that all clusters emphasize the need for all immigration. we want to get to one more person >> i'm here actually, i went through the exact same issue i was a foreign student and it took me looked at to get the green card. i'm not sure in the category i see less than 20 thousand people in america - the question i have
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why people say the farm worker when you look at the - they have the h1 b visa which means allowing both people can go to singapore and go to the u.s. to work and they never have a problem and they can stay here for long. why is there an exception to
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be more low-cost, more successful to them and using chat catchers. >> check cashing stores can be found all over the city, but they're convenient locations come with a hidden price. >> these are big. >> i remember coming in to collect -- charged a fee to collect a monogram. >> people who use check catchers, particularly those who use them to cash their paychecks all year long, they can pay hundreds, even a thousand dollars a year just in fees to get access to their pay. >> i do not have that kind of money. >> i would not have to pay it if i had a bank account. >> bank accounts are essential. they keep your money saved and that helps save for the future. most banks require information that may limit its pool of
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qualified applicants. encouraging to turn to costly and unsafe check captures. >> i do not feel safe carrying the money order that i get home. >> without a bank account, you are more vulnerable to loss, robbery, or theft. thankfully, the program was designed to meet the needs of every kind, so qualifying for a bank account is no longer a problem. even if you have had problems with an account in the past, have never had an account, or are not a u.s. citizen, bank on s.f. makes it easy for you to have an account. >> many people do not have a bank account because they might be in the check system, which means they had an account in the past but had problems managing it and it was closed. that gives them no option but to go to a cash -- check catcher for up to seven years. you want to give these people second chance. >> to find account best for
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people who have problems with bank accounts, people without two ids, no minimum deposit. we are excited to have these people. >> it has been a great partnership with bank on s.f. because we are able to offer checking, savings, minimarkets, certificates, and loans to people who might not be about to get accounts anywhere else. even if you have had a previous account at another financial institutions, we can still open an account for you, so you do not need to go to a check cashing place, which may turn to two percent of your monthly income. >> you can enroll in free educational services online. just as it -- visit with services like financial education classes and one-on-one meetings with advisers, asset
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boys. >> all of you again welcome to the ninth american heritage indian the public city hall i'm earl and i'm your mc for this event. i wanted to wear my indian stove hat at i we're it to helen's voth galileo event for the friendship house and i walk into the room at the hotel what was the name of that hotel? the fairmont hotel. and the first person i see is peter brat the brother of benjamin brat. and he puts his hand & says welcome mayor. so i decided not to wear the
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hat. >> welcome all of you to the american heritage indian month celebration at the san francisco public city hall the rue turned i'm earl and i'm your mc for this event. i wanted to wear my indian stovepipe hat and i we're it to helen's voth galileo event for the friendship house and i walk into the room at the hotel - what was the name of that hotel - . the fairmont hotel and the first person i see is peter brat the brother of benjamin brat and he
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puts his hand out and says welcome mayor so i decided not to wear the hat in the presence of mayor ed lee. i didn't want to up stage him then my wife reminded me also that not to up stage the honor resolution so. what you see is what you got. so once again welcome to the ninth annual event. it's indeed a pleasure to be here. have our wonderful sirens smoke i didn't by a bay sirens and the house drum as well. so, please stand if you'reable and remove your hats we give thanks for this today to recognize and honor our own.
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we give thanks for good health. we ask for blessing upon those in attendance and unable to be here and blessing on the hands on the food we're going to par take. we remember those in poor health and in need even if player and blessing from you creator. we give thanks for the opportunity to be here on this land. to enjoy the singing and dancing. and most important the honor resolution. i say these things in your name. friendship house singers prayer


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