CFGI and SHRM Statement on DACA and Border Security

June 20, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Lynn Shotwell, executive director of the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), and Mike Aitken, senior vice president of government affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), released the following statement regarding the upcoming debate and vote on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.

“As Congress works to address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and border security, we encourage ongoing work for a long overdue bipartisan solution. Ultimately, the solution must strengthen our economy and improve the security of our immigration system.  

“CFGI and SHRM support fair, innovative and competitive immigration solutions that build the future workforce, including solutions that address long green-card backlogs and do not cut legal immigration. With ultra-low unemployment, more jobs openings than unemployed individuals and a severe skills gap, Congress must enact a solution for DACA recipients and DACA eligible individuals who are educated in the United States, working here and serving in our military.  

Congress and the administration should work swiftly toward solutions to provide certainty for men, women and families who contribute to our nation’s economy, universities and communities.”

Media: For more information or to request an interview, contact Vanessa Hill at and 703-535-6072 or Sundra Hominik at and 703-535-6273. 

About the Council for Global Immigration
The Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) (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. CFGI bridges the public and private sectors to promote sensible, forward-thinking policies that foster innovation and job growth. Learn more about us at 

About the Society for Human Resource Management 
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the 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 us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress


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