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TMCNet:  CEA Supports Senate Efforts to Reform Immigration Policies

[January 28, 2013]

CEA Supports Senate Efforts to Reform Immigration Policies

ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (News - Alert)® on the bipartisan Senate immigration proposal:

"CEA applauds this strong bipartisan step toward reforming our nation's outdated legal immigration system. Simply put, our immigration policies have failed to adapt, placing our nation's competitive advantage at risk. Rewarding green cards to immigrants who receive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees from U.S. universities is needed in order to have an innovative and competitive workforce in the 21st century. We also hope the H1B challenges will be addressed as part of comprehensive reform and urge the White House and both chambers of Congress to quickly enact critical reforms to our immigration laws."

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES (News - Alert) - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media:!/CEAfeed,,


  • Economic Retreat
    March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO
  • CES on the Hill
    April 16, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 20-24, 2013, Denver, CO
  • CE Week
    June 24-28, 2013, New York, NY
  • 2013 CEA Industry Forum
    October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA (News - Alert)

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