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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

STAGE BEING SET FOR DREAM ACT VOTE

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Lots of activity to report. Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders met this week with President Obama who said he wants a vote during the Lame Duck and would work the phones to round up votes. Harry Reid tweeted today that he'll offer the DREAM Act as a standalone bill which will hopefully help bring along a few of the "procedural" no voters from last September who indicated they like the DREAM Act but didn't believe in tacking it on to a budget bill. In the mean time, advocacy groups are apparently still arguing about the final language including answering whether college and the military the only forms of service acceptable and what is the cutoff age? Insiders are telling me that the prospects are actually pretty decent this time. But we've heard that before.

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  1. Adi's Avatar
    Greg,
    Any chance visa recapture/nurse bill being tagged along with it?

  2. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Hi Adi - Very doubtful. In fact, the DREAM Act's provisions are already being watered down.

  3. SG's Avatar
    This is really nice. There is no dough for people waiting in line for the last 10 years legally.
  4. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    Guys, if you have been drumming something up on this forum (no matter how good and logical), it does not really constitute a lobbying effort, so it is unreasonable to expect your wishes magically included into proposed legislation.
  5. Another Voice's Avatar
    The antis see these republicans as their targets:


    http://michellemalkin.com/2010/11/17/stop-the-illegal-alien-student-bailout-dream-act-target-list-plus-sessions-critical-alert/
  6. My 2 cents's Avatar
    Well if there is no hope for legals in immigration reform, the economy will stay the same or worsen for years alongwith more brain drain to more open & welcoming countries.
  7. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    One of my state's senator's is on the list, I'd better call him.
  8. Another Voice's Avatar
    Well give that the approach clearly will have to be small bills, I think we have to take what we can get when it comes to immigration given the current political climate.... going back to the is not fair because this bill is not helping me, is not going to be good. I say the whole immigrant community has to be supportive of each other that is the only way to drum up allies and support for the other's cause... Everyone is frustrated with the system, but it seems like the trend will be to change it slowly and a piece at the time.
  9. USC's Avatar
    As one of their first acts, the Cans plan to chew up the Constitution:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/18/1931760/birthright-citizenship-will-be.html

  10. YES WE CAN's Avatar
    WHICH PROVISIONS ARE BEING WATERED DOWN???
  11. Another Voice's Avatar
    I hope the retardicans go there and finish up the job of hanging themselves with the Hispanic and rest of the immigrant vote.... I say I DBL DARE you to do this........
  12. George Chell's Avatar
    "As one of their first acts, the Cans plan to chew up the Constitution:"

    Schumer is never going to allow a hearing on this. I do hope the GOP hangs itself by pushing this measure and bringing it to the floor!

  13. Rajani's Avatar
    Greg,

    In your opinion what is the delay in debating special bill for Nurses/PTs by the Congress? Is it political or is it true that no shortage exists now or will there be no demand for healthcare professionas in the future. Unless the congress acts now, none of foreign healthcare professionals will prepare thmeselves for the US examinations for obtaining the respective licenses. While it may take five to ten years to prepare new healthcare professionals within USA, it will take at least two years for the staffing comapnies or hospitals to make available 50,000 RNs/PTs internationally. There may be around 25,000 RNs/PTs available to come to USA now, but will get reduced drastically since many of them are deciding to get settled down in UK, Ireland, New Zeland etc. and will not be interested to move to USA even if a bill is introduced at a later date.

  14. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    At this point, I think DREAM is the only bill that will be considered in the lame duck and that's mainly because there is very little time and a number of other bills that are probably higher on the list. But I am more optimistic we'll get something in 2011 regarding skilled worker immigration even with the changes in Congress. While some of the GOP is simply anti-immigrant no matter what the flavor, there is a libertarian/pro-business/free trade wing of the GOP that can be sympathetic on these types of issues.
  15. SG's Avatar
    Guess work:
    1. Dream Act comes to vote this December and is passed after a lot of hard work and partisan politics. Democrats will sell this message for the next 2 yrs until 2012 and will again me elected for another 4 yrs.
    2. No action on ANY other piece of legal and fair immigration takes place, BECAUSE there will always be something important to push it down the list. We all are smart enough to understand at least this facet of lip work in today's politics.

    Cheers,
  16. My 2 cents's Avatar
    "No action on ANY other piece of legal and fair immigration takes place, BECAUSE there will always be something important to push it down the list. We all are smart enough to understand at least this facet of lip work in today's politics."

    The DREAM Act is being pushed to lock in the Hispanic vote for the Dems for decades. If it's passed the next bill would be fast track legalization for the parents of the DREAM Act beneficiaries. My point: THEY DON'T CARE A DAMN ABOUT LEGALS AS LONG AS THEY CAN GET THE ENTITLEMENT FUNDS (SS & Medicare) & are not entitled to getting anything back (non immigrant status).

    I would like to know (from Greg) if it's even constitutional for non immigrant legals to be paying into Medicare when one could possibly remain a non immigrant without getting a GC or citizenship eventually. If this is is worth a lawsuit & has a fair chance, the Congress would be clamoring to reform/fixing the EB category.
  17. My 2 cents's Avatar
    This link is a follow up to the comment I made regarding the validity of non immigrants paying into Medicare. As I stated in my earlier comment if its worth a fight in the courts, then legals do stand a chance. But I am no legal experts, I leave to the experts to comment on this.

    http://www.canuckabroad.com/forums/medicare-benefit-for-former-tn-permit-holder-vt5653.html

  18. W Back's Avatar
    Provisions for LEGALS must be added. Especially, visa recapture. Hispanic caucus need to realize that.
  19. Sparkle of Hope's Avatar
    For all of you who are against any form of immigration, this posting is not for you. For those of you who talk about the back of the line wait for 10 years, you have kids that come into this country at age two and at age 22 after successfully finishing high school, and college have no options to finding a job or becoming a contributing part of society because of a decision they never made. Reminds a little bit of the 400 years of slavery suffered by black people in this country. It is time to legalize these young people and give them a chance at a life that they are already living. Anyone who is against this premise, I hope you never have to suffer for a decision that your parents made. In addition, for those of you who think that immigrants are using public resources, that is a lie masked as the truth. In most states to get any form of public assistance, you have to show identifying documents that you are legal to do so. Plus, if you accept public assistance, when you are getting legal, this works against you as well. So, lets cut the crap ladies and gentlemen. These young people live next door to us or may even be your friend that you grew with. It is time to end their pain and bring their talents, contribution, and tax dollars to American society so that we can climb out of the economic hole that we are in.
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