Verdict Is In: Congress Remains Key to Solving Immigration Challenge


June 23, 2​016

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Verdic​​t Is In: Congress Remains Key to Solving Immigration Challenge

Status Quo U​​nacceptable When it Comes to Employment-Based Immigration

Washingto​n, D.C. – In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of United States v. Texas, the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) released the following statement by Executive Director Lynn Shotwell:

“While there has been a lot of attention on today’s Supreme Court decision, our broader immigration system remains dysfunctional and in desperate need of reform. Today’s announcement makes it clear that our economy cannot depend on change that is driven by White House and judicial action alone. Ultimately, Congress must act.​​​

“The result of toda​​​y’s announcement is that the status quo remains in place. When it comes to employment-based immigration, the status quo is not working for employers and their employees. Our members require 21st century workplace solutions. Until Congress takes action to make changes that grow our economy and keep America competitive, our workplace will continue to depend on outdated policies.”

CFGI and ​​​the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) support employment-based immigration reform priorities, which are part of CFGI’s and SHRM’s call to Create a 21st Century Workplace that is Innovative, Fair and Competitive.


The Counc​​il for Global Immigration (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

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