Mark Hurd
Oracle’s chief executive Mark Hurd wants to know why the U.S. government won’t embrace foreign students as part of the nation’s workforce.

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (Diya TV) — As fears mount further over the possibilities of the U.S. government tightening visa guidelines, Oracle’s chief executive Mark Hurd said if the government allows immigrant students into the country, it should embrace immigrant workers to drive the nation’s growth.

“We have been very supportive to immigrants. They are studying in some of the best schools in the country. We let them come and learn here. Why won’t we let them work here?” he asked during a recent meeting at the company’s headquarters, which was attended by international members of the media.

“We have many talented engineers at U.S. universities. They have come from some place other than the U.S. We would like to hire them. We are doing a lot of R&D here at the campus. We want growth and need talented people to spur innovation,” Hurd said during a recording of the ‘Recode Decode Podcast’.

According to Hurd, Oracle have more than $50 billion invested overseas. That’s money the company would prefer to spend in America, he said.

“Let us say via repatriation. We have our money overseas to the tune of $50 billion. We need that back and invest here to drive growth,” he said.

As part of his proposed tax reforms, President Donald Trump has considered a one-time repatriation tax on overseas cash brought back which is expected to be mandatory. According to reports published Monday, Apple have a total overseas investment of $216 billion, Google have invested $48 billion of its own outside of the U.S.

“My top job is to see Oracle compete, innovate and win against all odds,” Hurd said on the podcast.

India is home to Oracle’s second-largest foreign workforce, the nation accounts for the company’s largest research and development investment of any other nation abroad.