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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