Leaders of American Industry Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers Now

February 11, 2019

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, and Leader McCarthy,

The Coalition for the American Dream is an organization of business leaders representing every major sector of the U.S. economy pursuing a bipartisan, permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Our membership includes more than 100 employers and trade associations spanning a variety of U.S. industries, from retail to manufacturing to tech, that represent more than half of American private sector workers.

We write to urge the new Congress to act immediately and pass a bipartisan, permanent legislative solution to enable Dreamers who are currently living, working, and contributing to our communities to continue doing so. With the re-opening of the federal government and the presumptive restart of immigration and border security negotiations, now is the time for Congress to pass a law to provide Dreamers the certainty they need. These are our friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and they should not have to wait for court cases to be decided to determine their fate when Congress can act now.

Studies by economists across the ideological spectrum have determined that if Congress fails to act, our economy could lose $350 billion in GDP, and the federal government could lose $90 billion in tax revenue. Thus, continued delay or inaction will cause significant negative economic and social impact to businesses and hundreds of thousands of deserving young people across the country.

We have seen time and again that the overwhelming majority of Americans of all political backgrounds agree that we should protect Dreamers from deportation. American employers and hundreds of thousands of Dreamers are counting on you to pass bipartisan, permanent legislative protection for Dreamers without further delay.


  1. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation

  2. Matthew Shay, President and CEO, National Retail Federation

  3. Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  4. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook

  5. Brad Smith, President, Microsoft Corporation

  6. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

  7. Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

  8. Alex Gorsky, Chairman, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

  9. Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications

  10. Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

  11. Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T

  12. Chip Rogers, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association

  13. James L. Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America

  14. Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc.

  15. Chip Bergh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

  16. Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, Target

  17. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III PhD, President, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Technology Officer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

  18. Drew Houston, Founder & CEO, Dropbox

  19. Doug McMillon, President and CEO Walmart Inc.

  20. Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Visa Inc.

  21. Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc.

  22. Chris Nassetta, CEO, Hilton

  23. Sanjay Mehrotra, President and CEO, Micron Technology, Inc.

  24. Antonio Neri, President and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  25. Elie W. Maalouf CEO, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group

  26. Hikmet Ersek, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, The Western Union Company

  27. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon

  28. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone

  29. Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay

  30. David French, Executive Director, National Council of Chain Restaurants

  31. Marc Benioff, Co-CEO and Chairman, Salesforce

  32. Keith Block, Co-CEO, Salesforce

  33. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

  34. Lars Petersson, President & CEO, IKEA North America Services, LLC

  35. James F. Risoleo, President & CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts

  36. Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors

  37. Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal

  38. Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter and Square

  39. Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer Ð North America, Accenture

  40. Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Expedia Group

  41. Chris Crane, President and CEO, Exelon

  42. Shantanu Narayen, Chairman, President and CEO, Adobe Inc.

  43. Art Peck, President and CEO, Gap Inc.

  44. Robert (Bob) H. Swan, CEO, Intel

  45. Kevin Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

  46. John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation and ABIC Co-chair

  47. Sandy Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

  48. Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

  49. Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker

  50. Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker

  51. Dion Weisler, President & Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc.

  52. Bastian Lehmann, CEO & Co-Founder, Postmates

  53. Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up

  54. Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber Technologies, Inc.

  55. Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Systems

  56. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

  57. Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community, Airbnb

  58. Ric Elias, CEO, Red Ventures

  59. Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork

  60. Don Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings

  61. Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman, Box

  62. Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angel

  63. Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack

  64. Stacy Brown-Philpot, Chief Executive Officer, TaskRabbit

  65. Max Levchin, Founder & CEO, Affirm, Inc

  66. Jon Oringer, Founder & CEO, Shutterstock, Inc.

  67. François Locoh-Donou, President and CEO, F5 Networks

  68. Erika Lucas, Founder and CEO, StitchCrew

  69. Jeremy Levine, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

  70. Jake Schwartz, CEO & Co-founder, General Assembly

  71. Linda Moore, President & CEO, TechNet

  72. Pedro Pizarro, President & CEO, Edison International

  73. David Colby Reed, CEO, Foossa LLC

  74. Logan Green, Co-Founder, Lyft

  75. John Zimmer, Co-Founder, Lyft

  76. Brynne Kennedy , Founder and Chairwoman, Topia

  77. Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association

  78. Todd Schulte, President, FWD.us

  79. Daniel James Scott, CEO, Tampa Bay Tech

  80. Mamoon Hamid, Venture Capitalist

  81. Justin Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Hospitality REIT

  82. John Donahoe, CEO, ServiceNow

  83. Steven Kolb, CEO and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America

  84. Julio Fuentes, President & CEO, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  85. David Mandelbrot, CEO, Indiegogo

  86. Marco Zappacosta, CEO, Thumbtack

  87. Todd McKinnon, CEO and Co-Founder, Okta

  88. Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center

  89. Zander Lurie, CEO, SurveyMonkey Inc.

  90. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

  91. Brook Kohn, Co-Founder and CEO, DACA Time

  92. Tony Xu, Co-Founder and CEO, DoorDash, Inc.

  93. Dan Yager, President & CEO, HR Policy Association

  94. Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Partners

  95. George Thomas, President and CEO, Psi

  96. Eric Gertler, Executive Chairman, U.S. News & World Report

  97. Jim Coulter, Co-CEO, TPG

  98. Jon Winkelried, Co-CEO, TPG

  99. Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum

  100. Amol Sarva, Co-Founder and CEO, Knotel

  101. Maxine Clark, Founder & Retired CEO, Build-A-Bear

  102. Thomas Reeves, President, St-Louis Market, Busey Bank

  103. Chris RomerIOM, President & CEO Vail Valley Partnership

  104. Dennis Nixon, President & CEO, IBC Bank

  105. Jim Baron, CEO, Mesa SW Management LP

  106. Demetria Bivens, Executive Director, National Association of Minority Contractors

  107. Don Cumming, General Manager, Flex-N-Gate

  108. Hector de J Ruiz, Owner, ANSI Capital, LLC

  109. Craig Enoch, Justice Retired; Co-Founder Enoch Kever PLLC

  110. Hilda Galvan, Partner in Charge, Jones Day

  111. Jesus Garza, Former CEO, Seton Healthcare

  112. JC Gonzalez, Chairman emeritus, Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  113. Diana Greener, Business Development, Key Construction

  114. Curtis Harrell, President and CEO, Citation Oil and Gas Corp.

  115. Alex López Negrete, President and CEO, Lopez Negrete Communications

  116. Marvin Odum, Former President, Shell Oil Company

  117. David Pfaff, CEO, Plastronics

  118. Jose Luis Prado, Chairman and CEO, Evans Food Group

  119. Jay Reddy, CEO, VitreosHealth

  120. Alejandro Ruelas, Co-Founder, LatinWorks

  121. Laura Sanchez, President, El Ranchito Restaurant

  122. Carole Segal, Co-Founder, Crate and Barrel

  123. Martin Slark, CEO, Molex and Board of Directors, Koch Industries

  124. Ken G. Wincorn, Founder, the Law Offices of Kenneth G. Wincorn

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