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GOP Elites Reportedly Favoring Cruz. Could This Be Bad News For H-1B? Roger Algase

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POLITICO is reporting that more and more Republican "elite" politicians are gravitating toward supporting Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) for president as the last, best, hope to stop Donald Trump from getting the nomination. See:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/0...ed-cruz-220474

This is despite the fact that some of Cruz' immigration proposals are even more extreme than Trump's. Take H-1B for example.

As mentioned in my recent post, Trump did a sudden about face on H-1B right after the Detroit Republican debate, and withdrew all of the sensible and realistic things he had just said about helping educated professionals stay in the United States. Instead, he came out with a denunciation of H-1B which sounded as if it could have been written by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) or Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

However, Cruz had already gone beyond that, by proposing a 180-day moratorium on all H-1B visas. As a lawyer who has been representing H-1B clients for some three decades and who understands how much H-1B workers are contributing to our society (including some who are being paid six-figure salaries - what a myth all the talk about "cheap foreign labor" is compared to the reality in most H-1B cases), I think that Cruz' H-1B proposal is certainly extreme and irrational.

But at least it is constitutional and does not violate the spirit (if not the letter) of the First Amendment and the essence of American democracy, as does Trump's proposal for a "temporary", but indefinite, ban on admission of all Muslims from anywhere in the world to the US.

Therefore, ill-considered and unreasonable as Cruz' proposed moratorium on H-1B visas is, it is still not a threat to the foundations of our democracy and America's tradition of religious freedom, as Trump's ban on Muslims would be.

If one, for example, happens to be a Muslim skilled or professional worker who wants to work in the US in H-1B status, it would make sense to hope for a Democratic victory this fall. If either of the two Republican front-runners becomes president, it would not necessarily be good news for such an applicant.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law
algaselex@gmail.com

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Updated 03-09-2016 at 05:05 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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