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CTA Urges Caution on Trump's Recent Immigration Policy

Arlington – January 29, 2017 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, regarding President Trump's executive order on immigration:

"We appreciate and understand the superseding role of the President in fighting terrorism. However, blocking access en masse of employees of U.S. companies who are lawful visa and green card holders based on religion or national origin raises constitutional issues, hurts our nation - both morally and economically - and runs counter to our country's long-standing values. Preventing the best and brightest from entering our country undercuts one of America's competitive advantages. Immigrants are vital to our nation's economic vitality - indeed, 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. While we will work with the administration to enhance our national security, we must do so in a way that does not undercut our unique economic dynamism and global moral leadership."