September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — Today, Jason Oxman, President and CEO of ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act:

“We have long advocated for changes to our immigration system—such as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act—that allow U.S. employers to attract and retain the world’s best and highly educated employees in order to compete in a global marketplace,” said Jason Oxman, ITI President and CEO. “Removing the antiquated per-country limits on employment-based visas is critical to maintaining our competitiveness as a nation. We commend Senator Lee (R-UT) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for their bipartisan leadership on this issue, and urge the Senate to pass this legislation.”

In July, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act by a vote of 365-65. ITI designated the legislation as a top legislative priority and a “key vote” for its ability to help propel innovation, grow the U.S. economy, and create American jobs.

About ITI. ITI is the global voice of the tech sector. We advocate for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating. Our members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers. ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world. Visit http://www.itic.org/ to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news @ITI_TechTweets.

Public Policy Tags: Immigration