Working together, the "DREAMers
," mentors, and founders will help showcase the incredible promise of America's future innovators in tech, underscoring the critical contributions immigrants -- and particularly DREAMers -- are already making to our economy and our country.
LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman (center) told the room that immigration is an important issue for the future of the United States, but also critical to our identity and our past.
According to Hoffman, 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies have a first- or second-generation immigrant as one of their founders, amounting to trillions of dollars in revenue. "These things matter," he said.