WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI commended the U.S. House for approving the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, which would provide a permanent legislative solution to protect Dreamers. The measure was co-authored by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY).
“Dreamers are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and an essential part of the fabric of America,” said ITI’s Karolina Filipiak, Senior Director for Government Affairs. “It’s past time for Congress to enact a clear and permanent legislation solution to ensure that these men and women can continue to contribute to their communities and the U.S. economy. We commend the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this all-important bill and thank Reps. Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke for their leadership. ITI and our members are dedicated to working with the U.S. Congress and all stakeholders to help send this measure to the president’s desk and make sure Dreamers receive permanent protection once and for all.”
In a recent policy memo for the Biden-Harris Administration, ITI called on Congress to ensure a robust U.S. tech workforce, in part through meaningful legislative immigration reform, as a means of ensuring that the U.S. workforce continues to be globally competitive.