September 25, 2017

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TechNet Welcomes Senate Bill to Help Dreamers

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed the introduction by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) of the SUCCEED Act, which would provide permanent immigration relief to Dreamers.  The following statement is attributable to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore:

“The clock is running on Dreamers, and March 5 will be here before we know it.  We appreciate the sense of urgency Senators Tillis, Lankford, and Hatch are demonstrating on this issue and for putting forward a serious proposal for Congress to consider.

“Deporting 800,000 Dreamers would hurt our economy, and unrightfully punish children for the actions of their parents.  Neither is good for America.  It's time for Congress to act and make sure politics doesn't get in the way of providing relief for these young people.”

TechNet is part of a coalition of American entrepreneurs and business leaders calling on Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers.

About TechNet

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 more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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