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The Alliance Urges Gov. Baker to Fight President’s Immigration Policy

The Boston Herald, 2/23/17 The Alliance for Business Leadership and the ACLU of Massachusetts has sent Gov. Charlie Baker a letter urging him to protect the state’s residents from “discriminatory” federal immigration policies. “Business leaders like to focus on the bottom line, and the bottom line here is that immigrants are vital to Massachusetts’ economic […]

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Fighting Back

The Boston Globe, Talking Points, 2/22/17 The American Civil Liberties Union has teamed up with the left-leaning Alliance for Business Leadership to seek support from Governor Charlie Baker on the immigration front. The two organizations crafted a letter that urges Baker to continue to speak out against President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” publicly and behind the scenes. […]

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Mass. Tech Leaders to Baker: Do More to Counter Trump’s Immigration Policies

Boston Business Journal, 2/22/17 A number of prominent players in Boston tech have co-signed an open letter urging Gov. Charlie Baker to do more to counter President Donald Trump‘s immigration policies, calling Trump’s recent executive order “bad for business, bad for science, bad for education, and bad for Massachusetts.” The Alliance for Business Leadership, a […]

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Biz Officials Urge Baker To Lead On Immigration Issues

State House News, 2/22/17 Business and tech industry leaders and civil liberties advocates are calling on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to lead efforts to make sure Massachusetts remains a safe place for immigrants and refugees. In a letter to Baker released on Wednesday, 22 business leaders joined the ACLU of Massachusetts and The Alliance for […]

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ACLU, The Alliance, and Other Business Leaders Stand with Immigrants

Dear Governor Baker: As we await President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration, it is time to make sure that we do all we can to reinforce our rights at the state level. We, the undersigned leaders in science, health care, technology businesses, research organizations, and civil society groups urge your administration to lead efforts […]

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Hacking Immigration – The Global EIR Coalition

By Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Our immigration reform system is broken. That isn’t new news. There is now a fix for high-skilled, immigration entrepreneurs that can be implemented TODAY with no legislation required. That is new news. And it has the potential to break through the political logjam. Only 85,000 H1-B visas are […]

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Conservatives Line Up to Support Immigration Reform

A new push from conservative activists is keeping immigration reform alive in Washington. That’s the intriguing take-away from a meeting between Alliance leaders and Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) last week. Alliance board member Jeff Bussgang coordinated the meeting which was hosted by Alliance chair Phil Edmundson. Many Alliance leaders […]

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Bussgang Calls for Immigration Reform, Entrepeneur Visas on WBUR

In today’s WBUR piece on US immigration policy – “Why Boston Startups Want Visas for Entrepreneurs” – Alliance leader Jeff Bussgang is quoted for his recent calls for reform. From the article: Losing Patience With U.S. Immigration In May, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on immigrant entrepreneurs. One of the panelists was Boston […]

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