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ESA Statement on the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Presidential Executive Order

Washington, DC – April 19, 2017 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the US video game industry, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order on federal procurement and immigration policy.

“An expansive H1-B visa program, free of abuse, will drive technological advancements and harness the power of brilliant innovators from around the world to strengthen the growing American economy. We encourage the White House and the federal government to emphasize these goals as they develop reform proposals.

“The interactive entertainment industry depends on policies that energize and expand growth opportunities for our nation’s world-leading technology sector.”

ESA offers a wide range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers, including conducting business and consumer research; providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment, intellectual property, and technology/e-commerce issues; managing a global content protection program; owning and operating E3; and representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations. For more information, visit ESA’s website or follow us on Twitter at @RichatESA or @ESAGovAffairs.

 

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