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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

NEW STUDIES REINFORCE NOTION THAT CIR WILL HELP ECONOMY

Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

America's Voice gives the rundown.

A new analysis by the Drum Major Institute (DMI) found that the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP bill
introduced by Congressmen Solomon Ortiz and Luis Gutierrez late last
year would "make the grade" for strengthening and expanding America's
middle class. DMI states the case succinctly:


The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and
Prosperity Act sets the standard for an immigration policy, which will
boost our nation's economy and strengthen and expand its middle class. 


The Institute administered a two-part "middle class test," which the
bill passed with flying colors. The legislation was given a soaring "A"
for "bolstering the contributions immigrants make to the U.S. economy,"
and a solid "A-" for "its potential to end the exploitation of
undocumented immigrants that threaten the wages and working conditions
of America's aspiring middle class."

That's a pretty good-looking report card.

An additional study
this week, from Manuel Pastor of the University of Southern California
Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, examined the potential
economic effects of comprehensive reform on the state of California.
 The study finds that "newly legalized immigrants earned higher wages,
spent more consumer dollars, paid more taxes and helped create jobs,"
leading to an economic boon of $16 billion to the state.  

As Pastor stated:


People keep using our economic condition as an excuse to not do
comprehensive immigration reform. It's just the opposite: What we need
to do to right our economy and move forward is create a path to
legalization.


As California battles severe budget shortfalls, legislators should take note that real immigration reform would increase revenue, boosting the "state and local tax base by about $350 million in the short run."

That's no chump change. It's also just the latest evidence
supporting an already-compelling case for enacting comprehensive
immigration reform ASAP.

Several new research studies are adding fresh data to the long trail of evidence that comprehensive immigration reform benefits the U.S. economy and the American taxpayer. A new UCLA study
released last week demonstrated that immigration reform would boost the
overall economy, including aiding job creation and wage increases for
American workers.  Among its findings, "Raising the Floor for American Workers"
concluded that U.S. GDP would rise by $1.5 trillion over 10 years if
Congress enacts comprehensive immigration reform, that granting legal
status to undocumented immigrants and creating flexible legal limits on
future immigration flows would also raise the "wage floor" for all
American workers, and that enacting such legislation would generate
enough consumer-spending to support 750,000-900,000 jobs. 

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis
of the 2007 comprehensive immigration reform bill estimated that, even
accounting for services to the newly legalized, passing reform
legislation would generate a net gain of $25 billion over ten years,
while enforcement-only and enforcement-without-reform policy
alternatives would decrease revenues.

With figures like these, it's time to tell Washington that CIR ASAP is legislation that we can't afford to pass the buck on.












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  1. JoeF's Avatar
    There is a new memo from CIS at http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2010/H1B%20Employer-Employee%20Memo010810.pdf which looks as it could kill the IT body shops.
    Essentially, CIS is saying that there is no employer-employee relationship with these body shops.
  2. Rajani's Avatar
    Hi Greg

    Does the memo of USCIS effect Heahtcare Staffing Companies and
    also RNs trying to take up a job in US on H1B. Your comments will e appreciated.
  3. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Hi Rajani - I actually don't think the IT consulting companies will be hurt as much as the health care staffing firms. Some of the bigger IT firms tend to be project-focused and could probably meet the requirements in the memo. The health care firms are more traditional staffing arrangements and I think they'll find the memo problematic. I'm assuming that there will be litigation.
  4. George Chell's Avatar
    Nothing new in the study!
  5. gg's Avatar
    Schumer privately promising CIR by April 2010.

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=2FA111F8-18FE-70B2-A806B90AC1E8A75A

  6. gg's Avatar
    ALERT *****

    With late Kennedy seat in trouble Obama to stump for endangered Coakley ....

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34876791/ns/politics-more_politics/

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