SAN JOSE, CA – “The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization of more than 360 employers with facilities in all 50 states and almost every Congressional District, expresses our collective disappointment with today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s travel ban. This decision will make business more difficult for all sectors of America’s innovation economy, and undermines our country’s ideals of diversity and tolerance.
We respect that promoting national security is a primary objective of our federal government, yet our collective national actions must be thoughtful and measured to strengthen our safety, our economy and our moral authority. The travel ban does not achieve these objectives.
The global economy is more competitive and interconnected than ever before. The travel ban makes international commerce more difficult for American companies by limiting those who may enter our country and engage in business. Additionally, the ban continues a disturbing trend of making travel and immigration more difficult, effectively limiting American companies in the race for global talent.
More importantly, the travel ban unfairly casts suspicion on a group of people simply on the basis of their country of citizenship. We must not sacrifice America’s global competitiveness and moral leadership over an ill-conceived and unfair ban.” – Peter Leroe-Munoz, VP of Tech and Innovation, Silicon Valley Leadership Group