Trudeau picks up promises amid US immigration uncertainties

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked up promises of investments and jobs during his first visit to San Francisco where he promoted Canada as a destination for California technology firms frustrated by uncertain U.S. immigration laws.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced the online business software company will invest another $2 billion in its Canadian operations.

And cloud subscription service AppDirect, based in San Francisco, says it will add another 300 jobs in Canada in the next five years.

Trudeau will spend a second day in California on Friday meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The environment is also likely to be on the agenda, along with economic development.

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