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ASBC Launches Sign-on Letter Opposing Trump’s Immigration Order

For Immediate Release: 
February 2, 2017
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Bob Keener

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2017)—The American Sustainable Business Council has launched a national sign-on letter for business leaders to join together in opposition to the Trump Administration’s immigration ban.  

Under the heading, “American Businesses Against the Immigration Ban,” the letter says in part, “As American business leaders and employers, we stand in opposition to the recent Executive Order on immigration. We believe the climate of fear and uncertainty that it fosters in our customers, our employees, and our communities will be damaging to business. The ban undermines the interconnections and workforce mobility upon which we depend.”

Business leaders are urged to join the effort by signing the letter here:

“This executive order is extremely disruptive to business and our economy,” said David Levine, CEO and Co-founder of ASBC. “Many businesses will suffer financially, as fearful employees will be less productive and lower consumer confidence will decrease sales. Many talented, loyal employees throughout the economy should be hard at work contributing to our success—instead, they are now in a legal quagmire.

“Immigrants have proven their worth to our economy, so it’s not just against American values to ban them, it’s also dangerous to America's competitiveness and prosperity.

“There is always room for improvement, but the current border protections are effective. We call on President Trump to pull back this executive order and focus on more pressing issues, such as responsible economic growth to build a new middle class.”

The American Sustainable Business Council advocates for policy change and informs business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network, it represents more than 250,000 business owners, executives and investors from a wide range of industries.