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White House Startup Visa Proposal Remedies Congressional Inaction on Immigration, Says CTA

Arlington,VA – October 18, 2016 – 

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ joined in submitting comments to the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, which would allow certain foreign entrepreneurs to stay temporarily in the U.S. while they grow their businesses.

“While we wait for Congress to take action on immigration reform, we welcome the White House’s new ‘startup visa’ proposal to attract and retain the world’s best and brightest talent,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Almost half of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are immigrants and, as such, we should recognize the tremendous value they bring to our country – they’re part of the reason the U.S. continues to be a leader in innovation. This is a major step forward in ensuring that the next great companies are founded here, stay here, continue to create jobs and drive economic growth. We look forward to its swift implementation.”

The comments can be viewed here.