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Senate bill is a threat to sanctuary cities. by Nolan Rappaport

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) recently introduced the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017, which would allow the states to establish and manage their own guest worker programs for nonimmigrant workers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

According to Johnson, “We need to recognize that a one-size-fits-all federal model for visas or guest workers doesn’t work. Let the states manage the visas, allocate them to the industries that need the workers, set prevailing wage rates.”

This program would blur the distinction between federal and state immigration responsibilities and require information sharing to an unprecedented extent, which would eliminate the justification for sanctuary cities. The states could no longer claim that enforcement was a solely federal responsibility.

How many visas?

The bill would allocate 5,000 renewable three-year visas for each state and give them a share of 245,000 additional visas which would be distributed on a population basis. Also, the guest workers would be allowed to bring their spouses and children, and there would not be a limit on the visas for family members. Thus, the program could bring more than a million aliens to the country each year.

Read more at

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-bl...rnd=1497390843

Published originally on The Hill.

About the author.
Nolan Rappaport was detailed to the House Judiciary Committee as an executive branch immigration law expert for three years; he subsequently served as an immigration counsel for the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims for four years. Prior to working on the Judiciary Committee, he wrote decisions for the Board of Immigration Appeals for 20 years.

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Updated 06-14-2017 at 12:12 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    This bill may be well meant, but letting the states get into the business of enacting their own immigration requirements could lead to mischievous results, in which states could also criminalize immigration - related conduct that is not a criminal offense under federal law.

    If America has learned anything from Arizona's S.B. 1070 law and Texas' even more draconian S.B. 4 law, it is to keep the states out of the business of writing their own immigration laws.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
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