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Partial Immigration Reform is still an option Part 2

Representative Goodlatte’s option would have a better chance of passing as it would not need to be considered reforming the entire immigration laws in the United States.  In fact, a similar provision was previously used in 2002.  A bill was passed which basically stated that even if a person is illegal, but files an employment sponsorship application or family sponsorship application before April 30, 2001, they can receive legal status by showing proof of filing and completing the employment or family sponsorship requirements.  For the last 10 years, immigration lawyers would always ask their clients, “Did you file anything with Department of Labor or US CIS before April 30, 2001?”  If the answer was “yes” it would give the immigration attorney numerous options for getting permanent residency for their client.  So Representative Goodlatte’s proposal would just basically bringing back an old law that was passed in 2002.   It would appear less scary to the public than Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and may have a better chance of passing as the Republican Congress is wary of passing a huge confusing law.  They need to make sure that immigration reform cannot be compared to the huge Health Care Law.

New York City Immigration Lawyer Andrew P. Johnson has proposed legislation to Congress, and has been interviewed regarding immigration law by New York Times, CBS, and New York Daily News.

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H-1b strategy for the New Immigration Reform Bill
Many believe that the H-1b visas will be raised to a minimum of 115,000 visa for April 1, 2014 once the new immigration reform bill is passed.  However, it is still 50/50 that the House of Representatives will pass any immigration reform bill. Moreover, even if the House and Senate passed immigration reform immediately, the H-1b increase would most likely become law at least 6 months or longer after the passing of immigration reform.  Continue reading H-1b strategy for the New Immigration Reform Bill
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New Immigration Law Gaining Momentum, Democrat Strategy is get it to Conference

Both House and Senate Democrats are not hiding their strategy.  The Democrats are very clear in their message:  No matter whats in the House Immigration Bill, the Democrats just need to get it to conference.  That means that the House Version and Senate Version of the Immigration Bill will go to conference, and one “compromise immigration bill” will be created and then sent to the House and Senate to vote on the new Immigration Bill.

Even if the House Immigration Bill is unpalatable to the Senate Democrats, the Senate Democrats believe they can change it in Conference, and send it back to the House and get enough Republicans and most all House Democrats to pass the New Immigration Reform.  Continue reading New Immigration Law Gaining Momentum, Democrat Strategy is get it to Conference

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What to expect from the House of Representation regarding an Immigration Bill

As of right now, expect “Baby Steps” with the House of Representatives regarding a new Immigration Bill.   The House plans on passing a bunch of smaller Immigration Bills that will address specific problems with immigration.

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