July 22, 2020

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Industry group TechNet slammed two controversial White House immigration policies and Peter Chandler is promoted to VP of federal policy and government relations

By
Cat Zakrzewski
The Washington Post

The group's president and chief Linda Moore blasted a White House memo that would bar undocumented immigrants from being counted in the part of the census that determines seats in the U.S. House

“Excluding undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count emanating from the Census only hurts our country’s ability to respond to the needs of those who live here and contribute to our communities," Moore said in a statement.

Members of the D.C.-based trade organization include Amazon, Apple, Google, Lyft, Oracle and Uber.

TechNet also joined a lawsuit filed yesterday led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeking an injunction on the president's June order banning the entry of several nonimmigrant visa categories for six months. The lawsuit maintains that the proclamation “is inflicting severe economic harm on a wide range of American businesses across all economic sectors.”

The lawsuit escalates tensions between the White House and tech leaders, who criticized the decision when it was announced last month.

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  • TechNet is promoting Peter Chandler to vice president of federal policy and government relations. He was previously director of federal policy and government relations.

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