Immigration

CompTIA asserts that the immigrant contribution to the US is undeniable, and high-skilled foreign immigrants continue to drive substantial economic growth. More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. were founded by immigrants or their children, and these firms employ more than 10 million people worldwide.

The US must reform immigration policies so that talent from around the world who come to the US for education and opportunity are able to put down roots, to create jobs and to educate the next generation of talent. We believe that if we do not welcome talent here, it will go elsewhere and the U.S. will fall farther behind.

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CompTIA Statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Jan 30, 2017

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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Contact:
Marc Brailov
CompTIA
630-678-8415
mbrailov@comptia.org

 

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