CFGI Quoted – “Business groups wary of Trump immigration policies”

2/10/2017
Business Management Daily


“Technology companies and business advocacy groups worry that the Trump administration’s executive order restricting international travel from seven countries could signal a broader immigration crackdown that could stifle economic growth and make it harder to compete.

“Currently on hold because of a federal court’s temporary injunction, the executive order initially blocked some travelers and refugees…from entering the United States.

“‘American employers rely on a mobile workforce and legitimate international business travel to function in the modern global economy,’ said Lynn Shotwell, executive director of the Council for Global Immigration, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

“Tech firms…rely heavily on foreign-born software coders and systems analysts. They worry about the administration’s next executive order target: An overhaul of the work-visa program that annually lets tens of thousands of foreign employees come to the United States.

“A draft order is already circulating, but action is unlikely until legal wrangling over the current travel ban is resolved. That might take weeks and could lead to a Supreme Court case.”

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