AUG 11, 2020 | US
Tech Company Amicus Brief Makes A Strong Case For Immigration
Forbes, August 11, 2020
By Stuart Anderson
America’s leading technology companies have filed an amicus brief in the legal complaint against the Trump administration’s proclamation blocking foreign nationals from entering the United States to work. The amicus brief makes a powerful case for the value of immigration.
The 52 companies and organizations that signed the amicus brief comprise many of the most successful companies in the United States, including Amazon.com, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Salesforce.com, Twitter, Adobe, Box, SAP, HP and Uber. Organizations include FWD.us Education Fund, BSA | The Software Alliance, Information Technology Industry Council, SHRM, and the Semiconductor Industry Association.
“For decades, US businesses have welcomed thousands of highly-skilled and motivated workers from abroad to work temporarily in the United States through nonimmigrant visa programs established by Congress,” the companies and organizations write in their brief. “These initiatives, including the H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visa programs, help drive American growth and innovation by attracting the world’s best talent – including engineers, doctors, bankers, biomedical researchers, software developers, and tech executives – at a time when the global contest to attract skilled workers is increasingly competitive.”
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。