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CEA Backs Immigration Reform

January 29, 2013
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The Consumer Electronics Association is supportive of an effort in the U.S. Senate to draft a bipartisan immigration reform bill, which was announced earlier this week by a group of Senators that includes Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R- Ariz.)

“CEA applauds this strong bipartisan step toward reforming our nation’s outdated legal immigration system," CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. "Simply put, our immigration policies have failed to adapt, placing our nation’s competitive advantage at risk. Rewarding green cards to immigrants who receive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees from U.S. universities is needed in order to have an innovative and competitive workforce in the 21st century."

"We also hope the H1B challenges will be addressed as part of comprehensive reform and urge the White House and both chambers of Congress to quickly enact critical reforms to our immigration laws.”

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