MAY 13, 2018 | US
BSA Urges Policymakers to Support Discharge Petition on Immigration
WASHINGTON – May 14, 2018 – Last week, a group of Members of Congress referred a discharge petition to the House Committee on Rules calling for a series of floor votes on immigration-related bills, including DACA legislation. BSA urges additional Members of Congress to support the petition, which requires 218 signatures for further action.
Responsible immigration policies are of great importance to BSA | The Software Alliance and the software industry. Software supports more than 10 million US jobs and they are growing faster than can easily be filled. Research has repeatedly shown that DACA recipients tend to attain comparatively high levels of education and are often employed in high-skilled jobs. Protecting their future is important to keeping the United States as a leader in economic competitiveness and, as a result, to creating new jobs for all Americans.
Policies should also aim to encourage high-skilled immigration, which can help ensure software-related jobs remain in the United States while we work to improve education and training for the US workforce. Strengthening the H-1B visa program will enable our country to recruit the best and the brightest who will contribute to American innovation. BSA therefore urges swift action for responsible immigration policy, including support for the discharge petition.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。