DACA recipients have greatly contributed to Arizona’s economy
Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, joins major leaders across industries in applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Zylstra has been a powerful voice in urging Congress to provide protections for DACA recipients.
“The Supreme Court decision is a victory for Arizona and for the country,” said Zylstra. “DACA participants have been important contributors to Arizona’s technology industry. Nearly 30% of roughly 30,000 DACA recipients in Arizona have worked in the electronic component and product manufacturing sectors, making significant contributions to our industry and economy. We are a stronger state and country because of them. Now we are grateful the Supreme Court did the right thing and ruled for the good of everyone, least of all these hard-working young adults who followed all the rules.”
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, visionaries and community members to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit www.aztechcouncil.org.