“Texas' economic competitiveness - and our ability to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic - relies on hardworking immigrants whose skills are critical to public health and safety, and to our national security. Shutting the door to legal immigration by halting these necessary visa categories will inflict serious harm on critical sectors of our economy, here in Texas and across the country. We encourage the administration to end these detrimental policies that make it difficult for businesses and our economy to succeed.” - Aaron Cox, COO, Texas Association of Business
In response to President Trump's suspension of new nonimmigrant visas, a diverse set of parties—including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many affected businesses and individuals—have filed suit in court to challenge the President’s unilateral action. The amicus brief on behalf of leading companies and business associations focuses on the real-world impact of suspending vital immigration programs and highlights the harm it will impose on businesses and the overall economy. It also rebuts the faulty premise that immigration programs and nonimmigrant workers somehow exacerbate the economic losses caused by COVID-19. To view the full brief, click here.
TAB has partnered with the national organization FWD.us with the goal of achieving bipartisan reform of our nation’s immigration system. Through these efforts, we work to fix the system as we acknowledge the contributions of immigrants, including those that are undocumented, to America, the American workforce, and business.