Statement on Executive Action on Immigration

Nov 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Council for Global Immigration and the Society for Human Resource Management issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s pending executive action on immigration:

“We appreciate the President’s continued dedication to immigration reform. However, creating a system that works for employers requires the President and Congress to work together.

“We call on our nation’s leaders to enact reforms that will allow U.S. employers to recruit and retain top world talent and provide tools to ensure the hiring of a legal workforce. Our economy will truly benefit when they have fixed a broken immigration system that has stifled growth and caused problems for U.S. employers trying to compete globally.”

Media: For more information, contact Nicole Longo of the Fratelli Group at 202-822-9491 or Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at and 703-535-6260.

About the Council for Global Immigration
The Council for Global Immigration (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel), a strategic affiliate of SHRM, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of leading multinational corporations, universities, and research institutions committed to advancing the employment-based immigration of high-skilled professionals. The Council bridges the public and private sectors to promote sensible, forward-thinking policies that foster innovation and job growth. Learn more about the Council at

About the Society for Human Resource Management
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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