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An Open Letter from the Job Creators in your Backyard -- #dctech travel ban letter

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Today, we are expressing our shared and deep concerns over your proposed immigration policies, including the recent Executive Order and current bills on the H1-B visa, all of which we fear will impact our ability to continue to hire freely and develop critical talent.

Today, we are expressing our shared and deep concerns over your proposed immigration policies, including the recent Executive Order and current bills on the H1-B visa, all of which we fear will impact our ability to continue to hire freely and develop critical talent.

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An Open Letter from the Job Creators in your Backyard -- #dctech travel ban letter

  1. 1. February 16, 2017 A Letter from the Job Creators in Your Backyard Dear Mr. President, In 2015, the Khalife sisters were featured on the television show Shark Tank for the ingenuity of their now successful children’s learning toys startup. The two sisters now employ an office full of people just blocks away from your new Pennsylvania Avenue residence. Their story didn't start on ABC, however, but on a boat as refugee children fleeing war-torn Lebanon in the middle of the night. The beacon of the American dream saved their lives, offered a welcoming environment, and ultimately created American jobs. Those founders are a part of a broader community of entrepreneurs in your backyard. You may not know us, we are job creators that call the Washington DC Metropolitan Region home. We are a diverse group of Founders, CEOs, and Senior Executives representing both sides of the aisle. Our organizations have broad industry reach from consumer to enterprise and from retail to logistics. As different as we are, one thing we all do is create great jobs not only here in your new home, but all over the world. Today, we are expressing our shared and deep concerns over your proposed immigration policies, including the recent Executive Order and current bills on the H1-B visa, all of which we fear will impact our ability to continue to hire freely and develop critical talent. Many companies gravitate to the established comfort of Silicon Valley but we chose the Capitol over capital. We made a bet that our local ecosystem would grow with us, and it has. As entrepreneurs DC Metro Area, we draw inspiration from the Founding Fathers. They, too, took the difficult yet rewarding path toward building something that had never existed before. A place where your grit, not where you were born or who you were born to, determined your destiny. The startup ecosystem in the United States thrives with the inclusion of immigrants who have come here to lead, innovate, design, build, create, and give us a unique advantage in building great companies and opportunities. ​In fact, the National Foundation for American Policy has shown that more than half of all U.S. companies that are worth more than $1 billion were founded by immigrants. Mr. President, your outlook, policies, and comments regarding immigrants as well as the recent Executive Order have sowed chaos and uncertainty in our industries. We are the growth engine of the American economy. Help us grow together with great jobs here in the ​DC area​ and across the whole country by supporting talented individuals regardless of where they come from. We would be open to meeting with anyone from your Administration to share our concerns and hopes for job creation in the future. (Signatures on the following page.)
  2. 2. February 16, 2017 A Letter from the Job Creators in Your Backyard Sincerely, The CEOs/Founders/Executives of the following DC Metro Area startups and tech businesses: 3Advance Galley Spend Consciously Agora VR ICX Media Surprise Ride Apollo Matrix Insomniac Design Technology Rivers Aquicore Localist The Good Lemon Brllnt NotionTheory TrackMaven BroadSoft Optoro Trustify Cava Power Supply UrbanStems Contactually Restin WeddingWire Distil Networks SoapBox Teague Hopkins​ (individual) Framebridge Social Tables Rob Quartel​ (individual) P.S. If you are a member of the community who has been impacted by the Executive Order or any recent immigration policies and need help, we are here for you. Please complete this form to help us better understand what you are facing and how we might assist: http://bit.ly/2kmn5eD

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