President Trump signed an executive order refusing refugees traveling to the United States late last week. The order has caused a lot of reaction within the country and around the world. The Entertainment Software Association, which hosts the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) released a statement regarding the travel ban:
“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 ESA
The executive order signed by President Donald Trump last Wednesday can be found here. For more on this story and how it concerns and impacts the video game industry, be sure to stay tuned to Mammoth Gamers.