Press Release | June 22, 2020

CTA Expresses Concern Over Executive Order to Restrict Non-Immigrant Visas

Laura Ambrosio

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the president’s Executive Order to restrict non-immigrant visas:  

"The president's latest actions to restrict American access to global talent will hurt our country’s competitiveness and will result in other countries gaining what we have lost. On the heels of the president’s action in April to limit immigration by suspending green card applications, this executive order puts even more strain on our nation’s innovators during this unprecedented time. 

“While the United States and the world are fighting this pandemic, American technology companies are providing solutions. Now more than ever, the White House should consider policies to unleash the power of American innovation, not set policies that hinder the world’s best and brightest from working in America.  

“We implore the White House to rescind this executive order and pursue policies that ensure our country continues to lead the world in tech innovation.”