ESA Responds To U.S. Travel Policy

In a post on their website on Monday, the Entertainment Software Association gave a statement about the recent change in the United States’ recent change in policy as to how they will be taking in immigrants and those with visas/green cards.

Here’s what they had to say;

The Entertainment Software Association urges the White House to exercise caution with regard to vital immigration and foreign worker programs. As a leading force in technology and exporter of entertainment, the U.S. video game industry thrives on the contributions of innovators and storytellers from around the world. While recognizing that enhancing national security and protecting our country’s citizens are critical goals, our companies rely on the skilled talent of U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, and immigrants alike. Our nation’s actions and words should support their participation in the American economy.

The President’s travel ban limits the number of refugees allowed into the country and bans Syrians from entering the country for an indefinite amount of time, but also eliminates the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which will make it harder for all immigrants to make their way into the country.

The Entertainment Software Association is a U.S. organization that provides the industry with analytics, as well as legal help.