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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

PIECEMEAL VERSUS COMPREHENSIVE

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I've been hearing reports behind the scenes over the last few days about a growing rift in the pro-immigration movement between whether it is better to hold out for comprehensive immigration reform or switch to a strategy of pursuing significant lesser immigration measures like the DREAM Act or AgJobs. As I've indicated before, strong arguments can be made for either. Now some of those arguments are making there way in to the media such as this nugget from today's HuffPost Hill email alert:

TOMORROW'S
PAPERS TODAY
- The Hill's Alexander Bolton
on how immigration
reform is straining Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin's already complicated
relationship
: "Schumer is spearheading the effort to pass
comprehensive immigration reform this year. But Durbin has long championed a
scaled-down version of reform, called the Dream Act, that activists believe has
a better chance of passing. Durbin has had to tread lightly to avoid the
appearance that he is endangering Schumer's effort to pass comprehensive
reform."

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  1. Adi's Avatar
    I hope they include nursing relief act as well. That is critical for patient safety and ensuring management of nursing work load.
  2. Another Voice's Avatar
    At this point something is better than nothing.... that way there is less stuff to deal with in the future, however there is always that leverage that dealing with a CIR gives negotiators. I am surprised that the business community is not making more of a push on this, but I guess with the high unemployment there is no incentive for them right now.
  3. Legal but thinking other options's Avatar
    Bringing back Schedule-A category will solve Nursing issue, but I am always amazed that they talk about PIECEMEAL whenever CIR comes up, I agree Dream Act or other Legal Reform are much easier and most of Reps will be able to cast their votes willingly on these.

    But, At some point CIR (Illegal) needs to be fixed, and if this patterns continues, I am afraid there wont be any meaningful CIR at all.

    Man up Durbin..
  4. john's Avatar
    Look. the problem is not related to bill passing. Latest news is that the departments are being hijacked by FAIR and they have caused a lot of the issues (see Ron Gotcher's article on this). The immediate problem is to flush out the blocked applications from the department. Once you can show that the departmnet is efficient to handle well and legal demand is low, there will be better consensus on the amnesty. Right now, even legal immigrant groups are working against this CIR bill because it is not fair to them. So the best way to resolve this is to flush the system this year and get temporary permit for the undocumented next year.That bill can be more enforcement oriented. Otherwise nobody will get anything in this mess
  5. beppe's Avatar
    any news about extension of 245(i)?
  6. Legal but thinking other options's Avatar
    John,

    Cant agree more.
    HCR passed and all provisions on it will be in effect 2014 but few of them will be in law starting July (I guess), so if they want they pass CIR like wise with provision becoming law starting with remove backlog, sort out all legal application pending and then proceed to undocumented.

    But, I admit, legal immigrant group are also against CIR, being a legal and waiting for almost 8 years, I do feel the same but I also want to see CIR in law, if congress takes the step wise approach in CIR, I think legal immigrant will be in favor as well.
  7. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    There is a way to push the piecemeal reform, but it needs to be twofold. EB/FB recapture with DREAM, Nurses with 245i (or, better yet, repeal of the admission bars), increase in quotas, etc. If the piecemeal is structured correctly, we may see improvements for legal as well as illegal immigrants. Theoretically, you can solve the illegal immigration problem without an "amnesty" just by signing in laws that expand legalization opportunities going forward. However, sum of those bills may take up more effort than CIR.
  8. Realistic's Avatar
    Hispanic community is not totally happy with Obama (remember the elementary school girl's question to the First lady?). Dems know that. So they are doing the talking now. Dems will talk and talk till November. But they cannot do this taling business for long...
  9. guest's Avatar
    The talk about piecemeal legislation or cir has been going on for years...and still no provisions for nurses, not even a simple bringing back of sched A. When I talk to my American friends they are amazed that its very hard for a nurse to get a QUICK and legal visa or green card. They cant believe where current visa bulletin stands and what are the wait lines.
  10. Anonymous's Avatar
    The way things are going with the immigration delays, the frustration that is creeping, it is better to move to other countries with better immigration policies. Many of my "well-educated" friends have already left and it is time to make a move rather than waiting for an Immigration reform to happen. Immigration has already become a state policy (read Arizona and may be Utah in future) where measures will be put in place to curb illegal immigration, but there are no takers to fix the legal side of it. Think about it.
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