CFGI and SHRM to Senate: More Action Needed on a DACA Solution


​CFGI and SHRM to Senate: More Action Needed on a DACA Solution

Senate Inaction on DACA Undermines U.S. Values and Economy


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director of the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), and Mike Aitken, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), released the following statement on the inaction of the U.S. Senate to enact legal status and extend work authorization for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and Dreamers.

"The inability of the Senate to protect these young people represents a failure of political will and responsibility," Aitken said. "Denying work authorization and legal status to those who grew up and were educated in the United States is unreasonable.

 "On behalf of employers and their workforces across the country, we strongly urge Congress and the Trump administration to immediately step up and find a reasonable compromise on DACA that will strengthen our economy and improve the security of our immigration system," Aitken added.

Said Shotwell, "The Senate must continue to work toward a bipartisan solution on DACA.  Failure to do so would upend lives and harm employers, their workforces and America's economy."

"It is vital that Congress and the administration move rapidly to provide certainty for these young men and women who contribute so much to our nation's economy, universities and communities across the country," added Shotwell.


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About the Council for Global Immigration

The Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel), a strategic affiliate of SHRM, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of leading multinational corporations, universities and research institutions committed to advancing the employment-based immigration of high-skilled professionals. CFGI bridges the public and private sectors to promote sensible, forward-thinking policies that foster innovation and job growth. Learn more about us at and follow us on Twitter @Global_imm.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress. 

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