A bipartisan compromise on immigration policy is vital to the economic success of both Silicon Valley as well as the nation at large. The budget compromise on border security up for a vote by this Friday must support immigrants and refugees as other programs have in the past.
On Monday, April 23, The SVO hosted this free workshop (see video above), to offer an overview of federal and local policy changes on immigration; a snapshot of immigration economic contributions in San Jose; rights and responsibilities in the I-9 Audit, workplace raise and under AB 450.
The undersigned business leaders recognize the important role Dreamers play in keeping our workforce young and competitive, contributing to the tax base, and creating jobs for all Americans.
We have already invested in these young people by educating them in our schools, and they are now a vital part of our workforce, contributing to our economic growth and our society--as teachers, engineers, nurses and small business owners. It makes no sense to squander these young people’s talents and penalize our own nation.