Lofgren: Tech sector will benefit from President’s action

November 20, 2014
Press Release
Lofgren: Tech sector will benefit from President's action

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the President's announced actions to administratively reform aspects of the nation's employment-based immigration system, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, commended his progress and pushed for further actions to benefit the tech sector and the American economy.

"The President's commitment today to reform our employment-based immigration system has been a long time coming for the technology sector.

"For years, I have championed many of these changes in my Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act. I know they will help ?spur entrepreneurship and growth, modernize our outdated immigration system and drive innovation in Silicon Valley and throughout the nation. Whether accomplished legislatively or through the administration's own existing authority, the result of these changes will be a marked improvement for the economy, the tech sector and the American people.

"As encouraging as the President's actions are, they fall short of solving all the unique problems with our broken immigration system the tech sector faces. There still remain some meaningful actions the President can take under his existing legal authority that will benefit American workers and the American economy. I will continue to push hard for these actions. Ultimately, however, the job of fixing our immigration laws is the responsibility of Congress, and one which I remain steadfastly committed to seeing realized."