Engine supports comprehensive immigration reform, and specifically the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” bill that passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with amendments that further encourage innovation and boost economic growth.
To the aim of bringing this bill to a vote, and getting it passed into law, we’ve launched Keep Us Here
-- a campaign centered around online tools to call, write to, and tweet at, Congress.
This is a unique moment in American politics, and you can be a part of it.
For this to work, we need to mobilize startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and everyone who wants an immigration system that works for America in a global economy. We also hope to build a broader coalition, including a wider range of interest groups also pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.
Why does it matter?
1. Startups are responsible for all net job growth over the last twenty years
2. Engine Advocacy research tells us that for every new high-tech job, 4.3 other jobs are created in a local economy
3. With forty percent of Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants, or the children of immigrants, it’s critically important that we safeguard the ability of the next generation of founders to start business here.
4. Under the current system we are losing knowledge, and losing out to other countries who are welcoming American-taught talent with open arms
Startups promise the rebirth -- and rejuvenation -- of the American economy. Startups can power the next generation of growth in the American economy if we let them.
Engine is working towards an immigration system that works for the United States in a global economy, and we need your help.
You can tell policymakers that you care about knowledge, talent, jobs, growth, and keeping the U.S. competitive in the global economy. Let’s raise our voices to encourage the Senate to pass comprehensive immigration reform now.
Go to Keep Us Here
. Write a letter to your Senator, tweet at Congress, and pledge to call your Senator directly on June 18th, to show your support for comprehensive immigration reform.
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