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

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM joined FWD.us 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.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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Bronwyn Flores, 703-907-5253
bflores@CTA.tech
www.CTA.tech
or
Izzy Santa, 703-907-4308
isanta@CTA.tech

Contacts

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Bronwyn Flores, 703-907-5253
bflores@CTA.tech
www.CTA.tech
or
Izzy Santa, 703-907-4308
isanta@CTA.tech