Washington, D.C. – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, the world's leading technology association, released the following statement on President Trump's executive order on immigration. The statement should be attributed to Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA President and CEO:
"The safety and prosperity of the United States rests not only on sensible border security measures but in equal measure on the integration of diverse peoples that bring cultural, educational, scientific, and religious perspectives and knowledge that strengthen the fabric of our society. We feel this most profoundly in the tech industry, where so many iconic American companies – and major employers –such as Intel, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Yahoo! and Google were all founded, at least in part, by foreign nationals.
We are concerned with the Administration’s executive order on suspending immigration from certain nations. This action was taken with little forewarning, has several provisions that lack clarity, and seems to even impact individuals that are lawful permanent residents of our nation. The tech industry stands ready to work with the Administration to advance our national economic and security interests; but we hope we can do so in ways that are true to our American values."
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