SIA Statement on President’s Immigration Proclamation

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020, 7:21pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—April 22, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to President Trump’s immigration proclamation issued today. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue.

“America is at its competitive best when we allow top minds from around the world to help spur U.S. economic growth, job creation, and innovation. The United States leads the world in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research thanks in part to contributions from foreign talent. Several of America’s most innovative semiconductor companies have been founded and led by immigrants.

“Given the unprecedented economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, it is especially important now to welcome the world’s top innovators and job creators, not send them home.

“We are concerned with the direction of the proclamation and look forward to working with the Administration to ensure America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a collaborative effort, welcoming contributions from leading scientific minds, no matter where they were born.”

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – the tiny chips that enable modern technologies – power incredible products and services that have transformed our lives and our economy. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million workers in the United States, and U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $193 billion in 2019. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration, and key industry stakeholders around the world to encourage policies that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition. Learn more at