Forced Separation of Immigrant Families Should End, Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and
CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the forced
separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border:

“Our nation has a duty to enforce our immigration laws, but forcibly
separating children and babies from their parents as a way to enforce
policy is not who we are as a nation. Our government should act now to
prevent and stop these traumatic family separations. This shows again
why it’s so important for Congress to set aside politics to finally
provide a permanent solution to DACA and clear the way for skills-based
immigration. Unless we act urgently to fix our immigration policy, our
nation will hurt its economy, lose its competitive advantage and be
stuck with immigration laws that don’t represent our American values.”

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade
association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200
companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are
among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA
membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical
education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
– the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
industry services.


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