Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
Apple CEO Tim Cook this week tweeted in support of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, urging the U.S. Senate to move quickly to pass the bipartisan bill, which would eliminate per-country limits on employment-based green cards and increase per-country limits for family-sponsored green cards.
"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," said Cook. "As a first step toward needed comprehensive reform, I urge the Senate to move quickly to pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. The contributions of these workers are critical to America's future."
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the High-Skilled Immigrants Act in July, but the Senate has so far blocked the bill.
Apple and Cook frequently back pro-immigration legislation. Earlier this month, for example, Cook lent his name to Apple's amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy that protects "Dreamers" from deportation.
Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic. As a first step toward needed comprehensive reform, I urge the Senate to move quickly to pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. The contributions of these workers are critical to America’s future. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 17, 2019
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Put your money where your mouth is Cook.
Do they legitimately not know the difference, or do they just pretend because it would conflict with their agenda?
"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," I agree Tim. Whole heartedly. My family immgirated here from Italy 90+ years ago. Legally. And then assimilated, and built this country into something amazing.
That's altogether different from the people who's first act of entering the U.S. is a crime. And statistically, not the last either.
Cheap foreign labor.
I am generalizing some here but I am doing so based on almost 30 years of IT work being inside the consulting/contracting firms as an internal employee, being pimped out as a consultant, and then working in clients and being involved in the management process of these consultants. So I have seen all sides. But many of these foreign workers live crowded into apartments close to the client site. Most of the times 2 to a bedroom. They typically share one car between the entire group and send most of their money home. Not really contributing much to the local economy. They rarely eat out and instead bring cooked food from home which doesnt support local businesses. And now little timmy wants boat loads more of them coming over.
I sure hope they dont do this.