Carl Bass

From sustainable buildings and electric vehicles to smartphones and smarter kitchens, Autodesk customers are changing the way we all live and play, and redefining the way we do business. Working across virtually every industry—from architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film—over 10 million professionals in 185 countries use our software to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Whether it’s a business issue like how to get a car to market faster, or a global challenge, such as harnessing the power of ocean currents, our customers are designing what’s next.

As a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, we’re committed to helping people imagine, design, and create a better world. Innovation is at the very heart of that commitment, fueling what we do for our customers, and what our customers do for the rest of the world. Our ability to innovate and in turn enable innovation in others depends on a supply of talented engineers, designers, and digital artists who are passionate about the challenges that drive us.

Many of these talented individuals are foreign-born students who all too often are forced to leave the United States once they graduate from our universities. By sending them home, we ensure that our country will never benefit from the depth of their imagination or realize the fruits of their vision. We not only lose the talent that can create sorely needed jobs, but also the opportunity to witness the creation of something revolutionary.

About NAE

New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. More…