ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM

Rate this Entry
Commendable.

Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to Facebook Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to Twitter Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to Google Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to StumbleUpon Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to Reddit Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to Digg Submit "MAYOR BLOOMBERG PLEDGES TO BECOME NATIONAL LEADER PROMOTING IMMIGRATION REFORM" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. Jack's Avatar
    '[A]n improved immigration system would also act as a disincentive for unscrupulous employers to hire illegal workers over legal workers for jobs with lower wages and unfair working conditions. It would improve labor standards and earnings for all employees - immigrants and U.S.-born alike. It would also allow state and federal authorities to better track who is entering and leaving the country and ensure that immigrant workers and the companies that employ them are paying their full and fair share of taxes.'

    Why not do verification and tracking without the amnesty? I don't trust that a person really wants enforcement if it must always be held hostage by amnesty or guest worker, especially when they have a track record of opposing literally every single act of immigration law enforcement they comment on. Is it reasonable to believe that a person who has always been against immigration law enforcement will support it once CIR passes?
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    "Why not do verification and tracking without the amnesty? I don't trust that a person really wants enforcement if it must always be held hostage by amnesty or guest worker,"


    May be you are a rich white guy who has loads of money to pay high prices for products. Most dont. It is time to stop focusing on Hispanics and start focusing on Islamic terrorists. Money saved from building a southern wall should be used to to train Americans or pay off the debt.
  3. beppe's Avatar
    i listened live, i was touch.
  4. gg's Avatar
    Immigration Hawk to retire at end of the year - good news for CIR - Can expect his vote this time for CIR

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126273554977117099.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLETopStories
  5. Jim's Avatar
    Sen. Dodd has also announced his retirement:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100106/ap_on_el_se/us_dodd_retirement

    If I'm not mistaken, some Democratic Representatives in conservative districts will also not seek re-election.

    Might as well do CIR this year and other impt. bills to make most of their majority and go down on a blaze of glory and be part of history and secure their own legacy.

    Don't do what Sen. Snowe has done. I think she thought she can still sneak-in her vote for HC reform in the conference committee where it is safe because her vote would be negligible already. As things are turning out, there might not even be a conference committee. She wasted her chance to be part of history, securing her legacy for partisanship.

    Sen. Ben Nelson maybe taking the heat now but history will be kind to him and as well as Nebraskans that are mad now but will be soon benefit from the deals he has made on their behalf.
  6. Another Voice's Avatar
    With Dodd and Dorgan retiring the dems seem to be losing some people and the chance to hold the senate majority. Some GOP senators are retiring too, but I am getting the feeling that with all of this security efforts and the changes in congress CIR will get pushed off the plate again. I am more pessimistic about this happening now.
  7. Nitin's Avatar
    New York Times covered this in an editorial today:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/opinion/06wed1.html?hpw
  8. George Chell's Avatar
    Dood's retirement is actually good for the Dems. Blumenthal will likely keep the seat for the Dems. The Dems will not loose the Senate majority but likely will loose five seats. Among them, Blanche Lincoln was not supportive of CIR anyway. In addition to the loss of Drogan's seat, Dems will probably loose the seats of Reid, Bennett and Lincoln while Specter and Biden seats remain too close to call!
  9. Another Voice's Avatar
    Yeah but if CIR is unable to pass with the 60 seats now, then we are back to the 2007 scenario and they will not have enough votes for cloture and they will never be able to bring up the bill.
  10. Jack's Avatar
    Re: NYT editorial

    'the immigrants need and deserve [legalization].'

    Deserve? That's a statement of belief that limiting immigration is wrong. It's questioning the very legitimacy of our limited immigration policy. Doesn't jibe with:

    'America needs to shut the path to illegal entry'

    If uninvited aliens 'deserve' legalization, it is contradictory to support the enforcement aspects of CIR. That would deny 'deserving' people who enter illegally.
  11. Jack's Avatar
    "It is not a question of adding new people to the work force; they are here."

    Not getting into the issue of freeing up jobs for Americans and legal residents which are currently held by illegal aliens, legalization would also add to the competition for future job openings which are expected to be quite scarce in 2010. The illegal alien unemployment rate is very high. Rather than encourage these people to return home (shrinking the labor supply), we are instead dangling the possibility of amnesty which encourages them to stay. When these people are legalized, they will then compete on equal footing and have access to many more jobs. Many will get jobs over long unemployed citizens and legal residents. Gutierrez recognized that this might not go over well which is why he originally proposed the legally dubious idea of discriminating against the foreign born when it comes to employment.
  12. George Chell's Avatar
    "Not getting into the issue of freeing up jobs for Americans and legal residents which are currently held by illegal aliens, legalization would also add to the competition for future job openings which are expected to be quite scarce in 2010. The illegal alien unemployment rate is very high. Rather than encourage these people to return home (shrinking the labor supply), we are instead dangling the possibility of amnesty which encourages them to stay. When these people are legalized, they will then compete on equal footing and have access to many more jobs. Many will get jobs over long unemployed citizens and legal residents. Gutierrez recognized that this might not go over well which is why he originally proposed the legally dubious idea of discriminating against the foreign born when it comes to employment."

    You obviously dont seem to have much brains. Americans are already facing severe competition for jobs globally. You dont need immigrants to increase competition. If they dont want to hire Americans they wont...they will simply move jobs abroad. However, you are too pea-brained to understand!
  13. Jim's Avatar
    "with all of this security efforts and the changes in congress CIR will get pushed off the plate again. "

    There won't be any changes in Congress until next year - after the Nov. election. These retirements and non re-elections aren't immediate. They will still stay in power for the rest of the year.

    Wouldn't it be smart to finish off all bills this year before they loose some seats after the Nov. elections.
  14. Jack's Avatar
    'You dont need immigrants to increase competition.'

    You are denying that expanding the legal workforce (by legalization) would increase competition for domestic jobs?
  15. Another Voice's Avatar
    "You are denying that expanding the legal workforce (by legalization) would increase competition for domestic jobs?"

    Where is the evidence that immigrants that are already here in any legal status are leaving or not needed ..... legalizing them or not they are here we may as well turn them into tax payers.

    The economy will not stay down forever and the baby boomers have not yet found the fountain of youth, Jack always short sided.....
  16. George Chell's Avatar
    "You are denying that expanding the legal workforce (by legalization) would increase competition for domestic jobs?"

    Yes. Less competition means higher wages, higher wages means higher prices, and competing with cheaper imports, which means in the short run, no one will buy American products, or at least most folks cannot afford it, which means American businesses, well out of business...and the American workforce hired at higher wages will be well out of work again! And no, putting tariff on foreign items is not the solution at the time when we are trying to push our products abroad...end of story!

    However, I do have an innovative solution. I am willing to exchange all Americans working abroad for foreigners working in this country, and this include skilled labor, nurses, doctors, and medical receptionists, such as this clinic in Singapore.

    http://www.imc-healthcare.com/staff.htm

    It should be fair and should be a two way street! Strangely, among the antis, even in the anti websites I see no takers and among the takers I see only those demanding one way privilege who spew vitriol.

  17. George Chell's Avatar
    "Wouldn't it be smart to finish off all bills this year before they loose some seats after the Nov. elections."

    With the exception of Specter, most folks likely to loose are not in favor of immigration like Blanche Lambert Lincoln. Webb from Virginia is not in favor either and I doubt socialist Sanders is as is Dick Durbin. I am very certain Kyl, Cornyn, McCain, Hutchinson, Alexander, Graham, Crist/Rubio, Snowe and Collins are more in favor of CIR than some of the Dems such as Lincoln, Webb and Pryor among others. I however agree that the most virulent racists and bigots like Sessions, DeMent and Diaper Dave Vitter are in the GOP and even worse in the House..and many of them are white women such as Michelle Bachman and Marsha Blackburn. The stories I heard about Bachman and her family you dont want to here!

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: