TAB Urges Congress to Protect Texas Dreamers Contributing to the Workforce

Austin, TX — The Texas Association of Business (TAB) issued the following statement after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in State of Texas v. USA, which supports the Federal District Court’s prior ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is illegal:

“The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling puts the DACA program on a path for termination, which perpetuates uncertainty for Dreamers, harming workers, job creators, and our economy. Worsening a workforce shortage will also not bode well for inflation,” said TAB CEO Glenn Hamer. “To be fully competitive, we need a federal immigration system that attracts global talent and investment. The Texas business community urges Congress to act now and to provide a bipartisan permanent solution that allows Dreamers to continue contributing to our workforce and communities.”


TAB is the Texas State Chamber, representing companies of every size and industry. The Association’s purpose is to champion the best business climate in the world, unleashing the power of free enterprise to enhance lives for generations. Follow TAB on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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