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Leaders of American Industry Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers Now

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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,
  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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