Civis employees share a strong belief in the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion at work and in society. At work, everyone should feel a strong sense of comfort and safety — comfort knowing that their differences are embraced, and safety to come as they are and display their uniqueness. You feel this when you walk into any one of our offices or work with any of our team members. We think this same sense of comfort and safety should extend to our society. After all, the cornerstone of the American experience is the unique ability to live and work alongside the most diverse collection of people in the world. This fuels our collective sense of responsibility to speak up and defend the rights and liberties of those who face marginalization.
In the past, we’ve joined the business community in urging the Supreme Court, multiple federal appellate courts, and federal district courts to oppose divisive policies (such as last year’s proposed travel ban and proposed redefinition of gender).
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments for United States Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. They’ll now deliberate and decide on the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the fate of the millions of Dreamers who came to the United States as children, and only know this country as home.
We’re proud to join 140+ businesses in voicing support for Dreamers in an amicus brief filed on October 4, 2019 with the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief describes the countless contributions Dreamers have made to American companies and the American economy. Since DACA’s passage, more than 90 percent of Dreamers age 16 or older are employed in virtually every sector of the economy—from construction workers to nurses to cooks to computer scientists.
We believe that constructive, empathetic immigration policies benefits all Americans, and we hope that the Justices will recognize and safeguard policies that make our country so innovative, optimistic, and welcoming.