TechNet: Congress Must Pass Dreamer Legislation In January
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today lamented Congress’ inaction on a legislative solution providing immigration relief to the Dreamers and called for action in early January.
The following statement can be attributed to Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet:
“It’s very disappointing that 2017 is ending and Congress has failed to act on a legislative solution for the Dreamers.
“We know a bipartisan consensus exists to help the Dreamers because of the many positive contributions they make to our country, and we do not believe in punishing young people for decisions their parents made. The time has come to turn those words, values, and various legislative proposals into one consensus approach that can become law.
“When Congress returns in January, providing a legislative solution for the Dreamers must be at the top of the agenda and dealt with well before the program ends on March 5. Every day that passes without a legislative solution on this issue is a day that injects needless uncertainty into the economy and the lives of these young people.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.