Piecemeal immigration plan debuted by House Republicans

House Republicans have announced that they intend to try and change the US immigration system a little bit at a time rather than with the comprehensive approach that is being attempted by the Senate.  On April 25th the House made the announcement that it would be introducing a series of bills in an attempt to …

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Boston hysteria fails to derail immigration reform

Some politicians in the United States have been attempting to exploit the tragedy of the Boston bombings to try and prevent the progression of the new bill for immigration reform, but leaders in the Irish-American community are uninterested and unimpressed by their scaremongering. They insist that it is full steam ahead for the new bill …

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Senate cracks down on exploitation of H-1B visas

The US Senate is planning to crack down on companies that abuse the H-1B system by outsourcing technology jobs with brand new rules to be issued by the legislation on immigration.  An outline from the Senate suggests that IT sourcing companies, the great majority of which are based in India, are the main recipients of …

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Immigration reform could help IT professionals

Key authors of the new bill to reform US immigration have reached out to the business community, declaring that their legislation deals with concerns about skill shortages and would result in a boost to the economic growth of the United States. The senators listed the most important provisions of the immigration bill for business, telling …

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Rubio and Schumer split on immigration reform

Senator Charles Schumer wants one large bill, while Senator Marco Rubio would be happy with more of a step-by-step approach.  The Gang of Eight’s landmark bill on immigration is a strong reminder that sweeping legislation that comes out of Washington can become very messy very quickly, with even the most well-intentioned legislation able to turn …

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Housing market could be boosted by immigration reform

Real estate experts say that the proposed new legislation on immigration reform in the United States could help the housing market by growing the demand for homes in the country.  The country has been experiencing an excess in homes that are unoccupied due to the fluctuating economy and some of those homes could be taken …

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Senate hearing on immigration reform shows heated politics

A Senate Judiciary committee that was held on April 22nd in regards to immigration legislation served as a demonstration that the pathway to immigration reform in the United States is likely to continue to be a difficult one to traverse.  Twenty-three people testified during the session, all of whom had specific questions regarding the brand …

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Don’t delay on immigration, says LA Archbishop

Jose Gomez, the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop, along with a number of other officials from the Catholic Church in California, took time out from their Sacramento retreat yesterday to urge Congress not to slacken the momentum for changes to the immigration laws in the United States. Gomez told reporters that a reform of the …

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Immigration critics exploit Boston tragedy

Critics of the proposed new immigration policy have elected to exploit the recent tragic events in the city of Boston in a bid to slow down the seemingly unstoppable march toward reforming the broken immigration system in the United States.  With the country’s attention now being focused on the prime suspects in the bombing, ethnic …

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Indian outsourcers could be slowed by immigration bill

Low cost efficiency has put the outsourcing companies in India at the centre of worldwide business, resulting in the creation of a billion dollar industry that has been skating over criticism that it is stealing white collar jobs from richer nations for many years.  Now it would appear that the industry’s fears about a backlash …

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Mexico needs to get involved in US immigration reform

The Mexican government can ill afford to ignore the heated debate on immigration reform that is taking place in the large and powerful North, according to some experts, and yet it appears to be doing just that.  While there are many historical reasons for the Mexican government to be taking such a passive approach, this …

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