WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed actions by the Biden-Harris Administration to modernize the U.S. immigration system including reaffirming President Biden’s commitment to Dreamers, rescinding the prior administration’s Executive Order 13769 banning travel from majority-Muslim countries, and measures to restore high-skilled worker visas and similar programs.
“A modern U.S. immigration system drives innovation,” said Jason Oxman, ITI President and CEO. “The Biden-Harris Administration’s planned actions make important and overdue investments in immigration reforms that can successfully meet the demands of a globally competitive, digital economy, including expanded visa programs for high-skilled workers and families. President Biden is also following through on his call for unity by reaffirming his commitment to giving Dreamers a path to citizenship and to welcoming immigrants – regardless of their country of origin – seeking to come to the United States from abroad. As America continues its economic recovery from COVID-19, ensuring U.S. employers can attract and retain the best talent from around the world is paramount. We commend President Biden for his swift and decisive actions, and for prioritizing this critical issue. Our industry is committed to working with the administration and the 117th Congress to advance these efforts and grow the U.S. innovation economy through a competitive immigration system.”