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Partial Immigration Reform is still an option Part 1

 

Remember, focus on the Republicans in the House of Representatives.  The only person in the House who really understand the intricacies of Immigration Law is Republican Representative Goodlatte.  He is a former immigration attorney, and was quoted regarding another option to help illegal aliens if the compressive immigration law does not get passed.

Goodatte stated that there may be an option that “would allow immigrants here illegally to obtain legal work status, and from there, they could use the existing routes to citizenship: marrying a U.S. citizen or getting sponsored by an employer or U.S.

Citizen relative. Such an approach would allow Republicans to deal with millions of people in the U.S. illegally without bestowing a so-called special path to citizenship as the Senate did — a concept that’s become toxic to many in the GOP.”

What he means is that employment based sponsorship is presently barred for any person out of legal status, and marrying a US citizen is not possible if a person has present deportation order or entered without inspection.  A law could be crafted that would allow these options available to illegal aliens while they get issued employment authorization.   The benefits of this option will be discussed in Part 2.

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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A Simple Strategy to Pass the Immigration Reform Bill

The Position for both sides of immigration reform bill debate is obvious.  First, the Democrats will agree to pretty much anything that will give the roughly 11 million illegal aliens a pathway for citizenship.  Obviously Democrats will not pass anything that will just provide illegal aliens a type green card status because they eventually want future voters. 

The Republicans are split into 3 camps.  The first camp is the Moderate Republicans that will vote on pretty much anything that the Democrats propose.  Senator McCain is good example of the moderate camp.  The second camp is the Conservative Republicans that do not believe that people who entered illegally into the country should receive any status.  The third camp is the Conservative Republicans that believe there must a Secure Border before any legalization bill is considered.   The Strategy of pro-immigrant advocates should be to go after the 3rd camp of Republicans.   Continue reading A Simple Strategy to Pass the Immigration Reform Bill

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Update on the prospects of the House of Representatives Passing Immigration Reform

Recently, there has been very little positive news by the House of Representatives regarding immigration reform for Illegal aliens.  Harry Reid never even sent the Passed Immigration Senate Bill to the House of Representatives.  The House was going to challenge the validity of Senate Immigration Bill because there were spending issues in the Senate Bill, and the House is required to start all spending bills. In addition, most House Republicans said the Bill was “dead on arrival.”  Next, the House stated it was going to take its time with immigration and pass several Immigration Bills addressing separate issues, and a Border Security Bill will come first.

The Weekly Standard, a popular conservative Magazine that was a proponent for immigration reform wrote and article to “Kill the Bill”. Now more and more republicans are starting to believe that there is no advantage to pass immigration reform.  Lamar Smith, a republican from Texas,  the former House Judiciary Committee chairman wrote a devastating article of why the House should not pass immigration reform.

As stated in an earlier blog, as of right now, it does not matter what the Democrats, Senate Republicans, or President Obama believe or say about the immigration issue.  The ball is clearly in the court of the Republicans in the House, and they are going home for the Summer Session and talk to their Republican Base which is outraged at the lack of Security measures in the Senate Immigration Bill.  The Republicans may come back from the Summer Session less inclined to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The Law Office of Andrew P. Johnson has submitted to Congressman a White Paper regarding Immigration Reform recommendations for Business Visas, Investor Visas, and employment based permanent residency application.  The Law Offices of Andrew P. Johnson provides free consultations and answers immigration questions by way of phone 212 693-3355 or email info@lawapj.com