Tech:NYC Statement on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of President Trump’s travel ban, Tech:NYC has released the following statement.

“When the travel ban was first announced, thousands of leaders in our community were clear: this policy is both morally wrong and bad for the economy. Our stance remains the same with today’s Supreme Court ruling. Immigrants from all over the world contribute immensely to our society, bringing new ideas, innovations, and skills that lift everyone up. While today’s ruling makes the President’s policy constitutional, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a colossally bad idea. It will hurt many people already in the U.S., and sends a message to countless people abroad that America is not the land of opportunity and they are not welcome here. Many of the largest and most successful U.S. companies were founded by immigrants and their children, and we will continue to fight for immigrants to take part in the American dream.”

-Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC