TechNet Applauds the Introduction of the EAGLE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today praised the introduction of the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Curtis (R-UT). The bill will eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants. The following statement can be attributed to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:
“The United States is in a global race for talent. We must welcome the world’s best and brightest, and their families, and put their talents to work for the American economy. It’s what we’ve done throughout our history. Immigrant innovators, entrepreneurs, and workers have come to the U.S., started businesses, created jobs, fueled innovation, and grown our economy.
“The EAGLE Act will strengthen America’s talent pipeline, lead to the creation of innovative new companies and products, and help the U.S. maintain our competitive edge over foreign countries. We applaud Reps. Lofgren and Curtis for introducing this bill and recognizing the important role immigrants play in our country’s economic success. We urge both parties to work together and prioritize the passage of this legislation.”