CCIA Welcomes Senate Immigration Reform Bill

BY CCIA Staff
April 17, 2013

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act.  We commend Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake for their fortitude in taking up the difficult challenge of immigration reform and beginning the actual legislative process.

The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The introduction of this bill marks the beginning of the legislative process for addressing comprehensive immigration reform, and this language provides a solid foundation. The status quo on immigration is untenable and Congress needs to act now if we are to move forward as a nation. These eight senators have shown their leadership by confronting this controversial issue and beginning the hard work to find a solution.”

“Ideas and research from talented people are the raw materials with which the technology industry has been built, and CCIA has long called for skilled immigration reform as a way to ensure their continued supply. Therefore, we are encouraged that this comprehensive bill updates the skilled immigration system to better match the reality of a global competition for talent.  We look forward to engaging with Congress as the legislative process moves forward.”

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