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Tag Archives: immigration reform

Immigration Reform Wish List

1. Increase the H-1B quota from 65,000 to 180,000 – so American employers can hire the foreign professional workers they need all year long. 2. Give work permits to the dependent family members of H-1B workers. 3. Allow foreign graduate students to remain in the U.S. after graduation, at least if they have full-time, permanent jobs […]

Immigrants are important to U.S. science and engineering

A recent article by The American Immigration Council discusses two new reports by The National Foundation for American Policy. One report highlights the increasing importance of immigrants to science and engineering in America. Among the report’s various findings are that 42 percent of researchers at the top seven cancer research centers are foreign-born. Additionally, the […]

Calls For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Unanswered In 2013

To the dismay of advocates across the country, after the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives never voted on the reform bill. Many Democratic members of Congress have urged President Obama to use his authority to exercise prosecutorial discretion and temporarily halt deportations.   Some background information […]

Study Says Republican Ideas on Immigration Could Legalize Up to 6.5 Million

Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation for American Policy, a nonpartisan research group in Washington.

Boehner Now Said to Back Change on Immigration

This New York Times article describes how Speaker John Boehner has signaled he may embrace changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months.

Family-Relative Immigration Taking Too Long

The Intolerable Delay for Relative Petitions I recently met with a prospective client.  The facts were not unusual: she was 35 years old, a U.S. citizen who is, and has been, living abroad, and she met somebody she wishes to marry.  With this decision comes a host of other major life decisions: how to introduce […]

Speaker Boehner Promises to Thwart Immigration Reform

  For Immediate Release by American Immigration Council     Speaker Boehner Ignores the Costs of Doing Nothing November 14, 2013 Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner reassured the far-right wing of the Republican Party and anti-immigrant activists that he would never agree to a conference to hammer out an agreement on […]

Obama Plans Immigration Reform Push After Fiscal Crisis Ends

As described in a Reuters article, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, October 15th that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

Developments in Immigration Reform – Spring 2013

  Here is our Spring 2013 newsletter, Developments in Immigration Reform, from Deutsch, Killea and Eapen

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration

    In an incisive report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration  

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