H1B Fireworks at GOP Debates

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Politics

At the Republican debate last week, both Rubio and Trump weighed in on the Disney H1B issue. IDisney let go tech of some workers, replaced the unit with an outsourcing company, and that company brought in H1B workers who the original (USC) workers were asked to train. Marco Rubio called it illegal. “If there’s an […]

CAP’s Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken System

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Economy, Employment, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC–For the past several months, four Senate Democrats—Chuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (CO)—have worked with four Senate Republicans—John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (FL), and Jeff Flake (AZ)—to develop a proposal to repair our nation’s failing immigration system. The product of the bipartisan “Gang of […]

Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]

House Voted to Eliminate Per-Country Caps on Employment Visas

Dec 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employment, Headline News

Washington, DC–The House voted last week to end per-country caps on worker-based immigration visas, a move that should benefit skilled Indian and Chinese residents seeking to stay in the United States and the high-tech companies who hire them. The legislation, which passed 389-15, was a rare example of bipartisan accord on immigration, an issue that […]

Alabama Loses Workers as Immigration Law Takes Effect

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Employment, Immigration

Phillip Rawls of the Associated Press writes: Alabama’s strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won’t. The vacancies have created a void that will […]

Taco Truck Regulation Redux – My Streets! My Eats!

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Employment

Taco truck regulation has increased coincidentally with the national concern with immigration from Mexico, a land filled with some true fans of the taco.  Rumor even has it that the capital of the state of California, Sacramento is considering a change to its food truck ordinance to deal with the taco truck “problem.” A clinic of the University of Chicago Law […]

Employers Beware: An ICE Storm of Immigration Audits is Coming

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Visa/Green Card

Corporate Counsel reports that, for the second time this year, auditors at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are cracking down on employers to ensure compliance with workplace eligibility laws. The government announced last week its intention to audit the hiring records of 1,000 employers of all sizes across the country. In February, the agency made a similar announcement and […]

Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Temporary Nurse Visa Program

Jun 25th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Health, Immigration

Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Temporary Nurse Visa Program Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill (H.R. 1933) on June 23, 2011 to help hospitals in inner-city neighborhoods and rural areas that have difficulty in attracting nurses.  Specifically, it reauthorizes the H-1C temporary visa program that allows foreign nurses to come to the […]

Restrictionist Group Blames the Children of Immigrants for America’s Budget Woes

Apr 10th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Employment

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently released another report attempting to blame our economic woes and budget shortfalls on immigrants—this time using the children of immigrants, most of whom are U.S. citizens, as scapegoats for benefits usage (here Medicaid, food assistance, cash assistance, and housing programs). As are most restrictionists’ attempts to blame immigrants for […]

More Immigrants Have Doctorates

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Employment, Immigration, Research

From the N.Y. Times:  “Immigrants, who account for a disproportionate share of Americans without a high school diploma, also made up nearly one-third of Americans with doctoral degrees in 2009 — a sharp increase compared with five years earlier, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.” Another piece of evidence that not all immigrants are poor and unskilled.

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