For Immediate Release:
SIIA CONTACT: Diane Pinto, (202) 789 - 4456
SIIA Says I-Squared Act is Critical for U.S. Economy and Global Competitiveness
Washington D.C. (January 25, 2018) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today welcomed the introduction of the “Immigration Innovation (I-Squared) Act of 2018,” by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
SIIA Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:
“The U.S. IT industry—and the American economy more broadly—has long benefited from the contributions of highly-educated workers, regardless of where they were born. The I-Squared Act will make critical reforms to the U.S. immigration laws to help U.S. companies attract and retain the best and most innovative employees from around the world.
“This bill will greatly enable continued U.S. innovation, job creation, and economic expansion, while preventing abuses of the H-1B program that could harm U.S. workers. The legislation also promotes the American education system by funding state grants to promote STEM education and training in the U.S.
“SIIA thanks Senators Hatch and Flake for co-sponsoring the I-Squared Act, and we look forward to working with them and other congressional leaders to enact this critical legislation.”
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