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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Report: Republicans Considering Their Own High Skilled Workers Bill

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Computerworld is reporting that House Republicans are circulating a draft of a bill that eliminates per country caps on green cards. The move would provide relief to Indians and Chinese workers who are limited to no more than 7% of the annual employment-based green card quotas.The bill is seen as a Republican counterpart to the Democratic skilled worker bill introduced by Zoe Lofgren. Lofgren's plan would go further, however, and eliminate green card caps all together for certain highly skilled workers.


 

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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    Finally some sense in their otherwise dead brain!
  2. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    George, you think? Cause I don't think so. I am no fun of the per country quota, but it is not the reason the category is retrogressed. The reason is the total quota is too low. If the total quota were to be eliminated or adjusted to sensible levels, there would be enough numbers and retrogression would clear regardless of the country limits. I hate how Repugs are all into redividing the measely pie, as if 140K is a magical number of some sort. Get rid of the quota (or at least, release people who have worked in the country for 3 years), and problem solved.
  3. Backlogged's Avatar
    Didnt realize they were not looking to eliminate the quotas on GC, rather just push with ROW quotas into more backlogs, until Legal But Not waiting pointed out. That shows the seriousness of the legislations being enacted. It is just to show and not do anything that would make a difference. I guess at some point of time (which is 5 years+) it makes it feel stupid hanging in there in hope things would change.
  4. Another Voice's Avatar
    I would not trust the ****s on this one, but perhaps if they merge both bills something a bit more common sense can come out.... Let's just remember that Lamar Smith calls the shots in the Immigration committee not exactly the immigrant's best friend.
  5. Sid's Avatar
    The per country quota for EB is one of the great injustices inflicted upon people from more populous countries. It'll be great if it is eliminated but I don't think it'll happen.

  6. dsa's Avatar
    it will not happen
  7. My 2 cents's Avatar
    Not going to happen!!
  8. Sam's Avatar
    No immigration bill in this congress. Period.

  9. George Chell's Avatar
    Now why do at least some Americans oppose skilled immigration? Very simple...they dont like competition especially some of the white people (most in the south)..of all their rhetoric against affirmative action and the kid with the highest GPA should get into college, etc, they try and manipulate to make sure that a black girl who got the highest GPA does not get the valedectorian slot...

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/26/2011-07-26_black_high_school_student_says_school_wouldnt_let_her_be_sole_valedictorian_beca.html

    They are doing this to a fellow citizen in her own country just because her skin color is different, why are we surprised that these racist folks, and the minions of Republicans who represent them, oppose foreign competition?
  10. Ap's Avatar
    Good one George. Why is there not a sane argument or discussion when some one says that they don't want immigration - skilled or otherwise. It is ALWAYS a ONE liner that comes across without any corroborative argument or claim!!!
  11. Another Voice's Avatar
    No need to get complicated on this one is called xenophobia... there are countless excuses for some sector of the population to hate foreigners.
  12. George Chell's Avatar
    "Why is there not a sane argument or discussion when some one says that they don't want immigration - skilled or otherwise."

    Because there is none! Take the skilled immigrants for instance or the investors. Most happen to be Asian and this is also the region where Americans have run up the highest debt with! When Americans argue against multiculturalism and the need to keep the country white aka..Samuel Huntington..they sound like death row inmates...the death row inmates dont ask themselves what put them in the predicament...Many Americans dont ask themselves that question...what put them in this predicament...too much debt with countries such as China...when you have that kind of debt, the country has no sovereignty...it forfeited its sovereignty just like the death row murderer has forfeited his life...end of story!
  13. Colina's Avatar
    The bill would only eliminate the per country cap on employment-based Green Cards. It might also increase the cap on the family-based side by a few percentage points. Unlike the Lofgren IDEA bill, this Republican-initiated bill has bipartisan support and could move.
  14. George Chell's Avatar
    Bipartisan? Here in Washington DC? Are you kidding me? I was not born yesterday, you know. I am much older than even Greg Siskind.
  15. Colina's Avatar
    Yes, bipartisan support. Go check who's going to be sponsoring it.
  16. George Chell's Avatar
    Yes. There was bipartisan support for a budget compromise too, a week ago!
  17. gg's Avatar
    Here is a good example of a "by partisan bill" produced by Washington recently - HALT ACT

    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/docs/Dissecting_the_HALT_Act_072511_0.pdf


    http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/HALT%20Act%20Bill%20Text.pdf
  18. Jack's Avatar
    "Why is there not a sane argument or discussion when some one says that they don't want immigration - skilled or otherwise."

    Because, typically, whatever reasoned arguments mass immigration skeptics make are dismissed out of hand, often accompanied with with an ad hominem attack.


    "It is ALWAYS a ONE liner that comes across without any corroborative argument or claim!!!"

    As opposed to the immigrationists who NEVER fall back on open border slogans, sentimentality, nostalgia, poems, Bible verses, cliches, etc.

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