Pittsburgh-Based Company Blasting Trump Immigration Policy

Duolingo co-founder says they may be forced to relocate to Toronto

Joe DeStio
July 07, 2020 - 9:55 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A Pittsburgh-based high-tech firm is blasting the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Duolingo co-founder Louis von Ahn tweeted if the U.S. polices against extremely qualified immigration continue, we will be forced to move jobs and inspiration to Toronto.

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Duolingo employs more than 300 people based in East Liberty.

Its web and app based language learned is valued at more than $1 billion.

Mayor Bill Peduto responded on Twitter saying Duolingo isn’t alone.

The Trump administration has blocked employment based visas during the COVID-19 economic slump.

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