What They Are Saying
“The U.S. Chamber is proud to stand with companies and organizations all advocating together for a legislative solution to protect Dreamers. Congress must find a solution that treats these individuals with dignity and fairness, and allows them to continue contributing to the American economy and our society.” -- Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“At Microsoft we know firsthand of the important contributions that DREAMers make every day to our nation’s companies and communities. It’s imperative that Congress move quickly to enact a bipartisan solution that allows these people – who in most cases know no other home – to stay in this country.” – Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
"Airbnb was founded on the idea that we're stronger when we accept one another. We're proud to be standing with so many leaders who share our commitment to protecting Dreamers." -- Brian Chesky, Co-founder, CEO, Head of Community @ Airbnb
“Hundreds of thousands of DREAMers across the nation represent an enormous pipeline of productive, diverse talent and the future success of this nation. They embody the very fabric of the U.S., and we should all ensure they can continue to strengthen our country from an economic, business and cultural standpoint.” -- Randy Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications Inc.
"Much like the story of this nation, Postmates is a family of immigrants. We unlock the best of our cities by connecting a rich tapestry of tastes, products, and goods--crafted by hands from around the world, to the doorsteps of our neighbors. This not only powers local brick & mortar businesses to compete in an era of e-commerce, but it ensures that the new jobs and new growth powered by the new on-demand & sharing economy, take root right here in the United States. The United States must remain a place of opportunity and inventive spirit for those from all walks of life. And brick by brick we must build a more perfect union that allows individuals to thrive, tackle modern challenges, build businesses, and add to our nation’s economic competitiveness." -- Bastian Lehmann, CEO & Co-Founder of Postmates
“We’re proud to stand with Dreamers, who have known only one home. Congress must take action.” -- Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel Corporation
“This is about Dreamers and a healthy economy for American workers. That’s why some of the most important economic forces in the country are making a united case to House and Senate Republicans: You have the opportunity to lead, this year, and take credit for passing solutions. So many Americans know Dreamers as their colleagues, their neighbors or the family one pew over in church. They support immigration solutions that safeguard jobs and tax bases, adhere to the values all of us hold dear, and protect young people and their families. Together we will continue making the case for action this calendar year directly to leaders on the Hill. We hope legislators will do their jobs and listen to American businesses when considering next steps.” -- Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
"Both basic human decency and an enlightened interest in our own national wellbeing demands that we act to keep Dreamers from deportation and a continued life in the shadows of our society." -- Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center
“We have long said that the best way to address reforms to our nation’s outdated immigration system is through legislation. DACA recipients and Dreamers want to remain in America to continue to make it a better place for all of us – and Congress should step in to develop a bipartisan legislative solution to make that happen.” -- Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director for the Council for Global Immigration
“Denying work authorization to people who grew up and were educated in the United States would have a significant negative impact on employers who count on these talented employees. Our economy depends on these employees to grow their operations and create more U.S. jobs.” -- Mike Aitken, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
"As President and CEO of the nation’s largest Hispanic business organization, I'm proud to stand up for these young immigrants who represent the very best among us. They are veterans, entrepreneurs, students - hardworking men and women from our own communities. They contribute billions in tax dollars and are a productive, integral part of our American society. These are tax payers within our economy who are ineligible for welfare and benefits under the affordable care act. Keeping them here is not only the right thing to do, it is also an economic imperative." -- Javier Palomarez, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
“As a business leader, I’ve seen firsthand how diversity is good for business - a diverse organization will outperform a homogenous one every time. That’s why our country has to remain inclusive. We must protect the Dreamers and their aspirations to seize the opportunities America affords and invest their talent back into our economy. It will make us all stronger. We urge Congress to find a permanent solution that will let Dreamers continue to work, study and live in the United States.” -- Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
“Sutter Health stands with the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers whose future in this country will continue to hang in the balance until protections are passed and signed into law. As a healthcare system based in California—a state where many DREAMers live, work and study—it is my great hope that Congress and the Administration can work together and pass legislation that provides a permanent solution.” -- Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health President & CEO