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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

JOIN IMMIGRATION VOICE FOR CAPITOL HILL VISITS MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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If you care about America's ability to compete in the years to come, you know that having a robust, well-functioning talent worker visa system is critical. One group with a great track record for work on creating such a system is Immigration Voice. They're sponsoring Immigration Voice Advocacy Days June 7th and 8th in Washington and I urge all readers able to participate to please do so. IV has nearly 400 meetings scheduled with members of Congress and the Obama Administration and this is a great opportunity to have your opinions heard by people who can make a major difference in reshaping the employment immigration system. Here is a link to the form to attend the event.

I attended the event in 2007 which was a big success. I wish I could attend this year, but am in France this week (hence the light posting). But I would certainly attend if I could and hope many of the readers of this blog will do so as well.

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  1. George Chell in Singapore's Avatar
    After reading the employment reports in different countries...here is the good and bad news...

    Good News..US corporations are creating a lot of jobs than more people would ever guess.

    Bad News...they are creating most of the jobs abroad, following talent due to visa problems and this will create even more severe debt problems for the US as tax revenue remains subdued!
  2. Another Voice's Avatar
    Schumer: Immigration bill will be done by March

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he thinks that Congress can get immigration reform done by March 2011, if not by the end of this year.


    While speaking at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess, Schumer praised his former negotiating partner Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), noting that Graham took his cues from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)


    "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill" Schumer said, he really said his mentor was McCain, according to IrishCentral.com.

    Schumer had worked with Graham for months but the Republican senator appeared to back away from supporting the effort after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried to rush it to the floor in late April, partly in response to the Arizona law.

    Groups are now looking to focus on getting smaller pieces of immigration legislation passed through Congress in the short-term because energy legislation has come to the forefront in party due to the massive BP oil spill that began in late April.

    Schumer's mention of McCain is also worth noting.

    In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill alongside the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) But this year, facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R), McCain has been more skeptical of current immigration legislation in Congress.


    Schumer noted that McCain's former negotiating partner, Sen. Kennedy, was his mentor.

    "My mentor was Ted Kennedy. He was a mentor, like a father figure to me," he said.

    Immigration has played a critical role in McCain's primary race and in his home state. The state passed a controversial immigration law in April to crack down on illegals in response to an uptick in violence and drug carter activity on the border.

    McCain has been more focused on border security recently, cutting a campaign ad in which he calls on the government to "complete the danged fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border.


    Some Republicans have scoffed at McCain's new stance, citing his previous position on the issue. McCain has said that he would support immigration reform as long as the border is secured first.


    Democrats have sought to play up McCain's recent focus on border security, saying that he flip-flopped from his old stance.


    President Barack Obama has promised 1,200 National Guard troops and has requested $500 million for border security funds as well, but has criticized the Arizona law.



    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/101571-schumer-says-mccain-inspired-him-to-take-up-immigration
  3. My 2 cents's Avatar
    Schumer is another politician, why do they come with deadlines if they can't meet them?
  4. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    Arpaio is being investigated for racial profiling by DOJ.
    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/03/11/20090311investigation0311.html

    More on Arpaio's history with 287g
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/opinion/09wed1.html
    http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/ice-should-terminate-maricopa-county-287g-agreement
  5. My 2 2 cents's Avatar
    Legal immigration has nothing to do with border fencing. Politicians know about this, but for political gains are keeping legal pieces on the back-burner. These should have been 2 bills - one fixing the legal piece, both house and senate support these bills, and can pass without any fuss, and the 2nd bill can be about illegal immigration - let them discuss about it. Why hold back on the legal side of the immigration because of this.

  6. Another Voice's Avatar
    "Legal immigration has nothing to do with border fencing. Politicians know about this, but for political gains are keeping legal pieces on the back-burner. These should have been 2 bills - one fixing the legal piece, both house and senate support these bills, and can pass without any fuss, and the 2nd bill can be about illegal immigration - let them discuss about it. Why hold back on the legal side of the immigration because of this"

    I guess in an ideal world that could happen, now reality is quite another thing!!! Politics are in the mix and Immigrants will have to stick together if some sort of reform is going to have a chance.... either piece meal approach or the " whole enchilada" will need political deals from all sides of the issue, that is reality like it or not!!!
  7. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    "Legal immigration has nothing to do with border fencing. "

    Well, actually no. In fact, those two are fundamentally tied. The only reason people have to jump the border is because opportunities for legal immigration are so scarce and so restrictive. You fix legal immigration, and you won't need the border fense.
  8. George Chell in Singapore's Avatar
    "Legal immigration has nothing to do with border fencing. Politicians know about this, but for political gains are keeping legal pieces on the back-burner. These should have been 2 bills - one fixing the legal piece, both house and senate support these bills, and can pass without any fuss, and the 2nd bill can be about illegal immigration - let them discuss about it. Why hold back on the legal side of the immigration because of this."

    Legal immigrants, naturalized citizens and those who look different (Hispanics and Asians), be thankful that illegal immigration is the main problem in the US. As long as illegals are a major problem, the likes of Sessions and DeMint would not come after people who are legal and people who dont look "American" for a lack of better word. In the UK and Australia, they dont have much of illegals and hence they go after legal immigration and Asians, and particularly Asian women who marry local men. Illegal immigration has been the firewall that has prevented the racists, bigots and xenophobes going after legals and minorities in America. It is happening in Britain, where the British National Party wants all non-English thrown out of the country whether they have been in the country for generations are not!
  9. George Chell in Singapore's Avatar
    "You fix legal immigration, and you won't need the border fense."

    Once you fix illegal immigration, they will come after the legals. Here in Singapore, 70% of citizens either work abroad or want to work abroad...actually 10% work abroad and 60% want to work abroad but live here...but 70% of these dont want to extend the same reciprocity to foreigners in Singapore...pure and simple selfish. For Americans the number is less...40% and the Brits and the Aussies are the most selfish at 80% while Canadians are the least selfish at 25%.
  10. AJ's Avatar
    "Legal immigration has nothing to do with border fencing. Politicians know about this, but for political gains are keeping legal pieces on the back-burner."

    The Republican answers to every question have been a)More White and b) More Christian.

    Similarly, for the Democrats, the answer has been More Government.

    Immigration, whether legal or illegal is just not a priority.
  11. George Chell in Singapore's Avatar
    "The Republican answers to every question have been a)More White and b) More Christian."

    No! Only More white and preferably more white skin worshipping pagans...like Governor Brewer and Ed Pearce of Mesa, AZ who spearheaded the racial profiling allegation. Some white women were gossipping about another white American woman who lives with her family in Singapore. Her daughter brought home a Chinese girl (female friend). The mother had fits, they said. "You have an impressionable sixteen year old brother..you know how the local girls are...they will eventually seduce him. Dont bring her again or any other local girl into our home." Needless to say the family is from Mesa, AZ...the same place that elects the likes of Ed Pearce. If they are Christians and anti-moslem as they claim, they would welcome fellow Christian Hispanics as brothers...but that is indeed not the case. Anti-moslem rhetoric is used against Obama, but after that Christ is conveniently forgotten. In fact, these folks are not even pro-Israel. After Glen Beck's shameless promotion of the anti-semite Elizabeth Dilling on Fox no self-respecting Jewish person should vote for GOP....and for that matter Eric Cantor should resign from the GOP if he has any shame!
  12. My 2 2 cents's Avatar
    I still do not get all the fuss is about immigration reform. Simple steps in my opinion IF implemented:
    1. Remove backlogs (9-10 yrs for some countries) for legal immigrants, and make sure that reform allows a constant flow of highly-skilled immigrants into the country PER THE LABOR MARKET DEMAND.
  13. My 2 2 cents's Avatar
    contd. from prev. post
    2. Use E-verify or something like that which prevents employers from hiring undocumented workers, penalize employers who break this law. This will automatically take care of illegal immigrants, as would have to go back if they cannot find a job in the country without being legally admitted.
  14. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    My 2 cents, that's a simplistic point of view. Imagine yourself working in an industry where 50-75% of your workforce (and the best one at that) is illegal. If forced to use eVerify, you will have to go out of business or start hiring people for cash under the table.
  15. My 2 cents's Avatar
    @Legal and no longer waiting

    At least people will stop complaining that undocumented workers are taking away the jobs, and there will be plenty of jobs for for the natives.
  16. My 2 cents's Avatar
    Please stop using my user id for posting comments my 2 cents or my 2 2 cents. I know the latest two posts are from the same person. Pick another one for your self.
  17. Another Voice's Avatar
    "I still do not get all the fuss is about immigration reform. Simple steps in my opinion IF implemented:
    1. Remove backlogs (9-10 yrs for some countries) for legal immigrants, and make sure that reform allows a constant flow of highly-skilled immigrants into the country PER THE LABOR MARKET DEMAND."

    You are assuming that legal Immigrants carry political weight and power, they don't, the undocumented on the other hand because of their large numbers have a better shot to get some sort of support for immigration reform that legal immigration can attached to it. Is not that one group is more important than the other they both have a place in the US economy, but hispanics are the largest minority in the US thus they are a valuable political price for any party that may pass Immigration reform.
  18. SG's Avatar
    @My 2 cents
    Sorry about that the id. an honest mistake.
  19. Another Voice's Avatar
    "contd. from prev. post
    2. Use E-verify or something like that which prevents employers from hiring undocumented workers, penalize employers who break this law. This will automatically take care of illegal immigrants, as would have to go back if they cannot find a job in the country without being legally admitted."

    You are assuming that E-verify actually works plenty of evidence to the contrary, clearly the 12 million or so illegal immigrants are still here and must have a job to survive, going back to the line has never being an issue on the immigration talks its assumed that it is they way it will be IF it ever happens.
  20. Another Voice's Avatar
    "At least people will stop complaining that undocumented workers are taking away the jobs, and there will be plenty of jobs for for the natives."

    Plenty of evidence that natives are not taking the jobs vacated by the undocumented, see Greg's posting on Gerber Corporation as an example there are plenty more out there... If anything Natives may want the jobs that legal immigrants have if the can qualify for them, if they are going to complaint about someone the first victim will be legal immigration... even if natives are not qualified for some of those jobs. Like doctors or engineers...
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