ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the forced separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border:
"Our nation has a duty to enforce our immigration laws, but forcibly separating children and babies from their parents as a way to enforce policy is not who we are as a nation. Our government should act now to prevent and stop these traumatic family separations. This shows again why it's so important for Congress to set aside politics to finally provide a permanent solution to DACA and clear the way for skills-based immigration. Unless we act urgently to fix our immigration policy, our nation will hurt its economy, lose its competitive advantage and be stuck with immigration laws that don't represent our American values."
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. 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. CTA 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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