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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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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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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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When will the House pass Vote on the Immigration Reform Bill?

This is appears to be an easy questions, but it is constant concern for many immigration advocates.  The House Republican Strategy is to “slow walk” the numerous immigration bills and vote on each immigration bill after a full debate in the House of the Representatives.  The Republican base is still angry about how the Health Care Bill was passed.  The Republicans do not want to anger their base by being accused of rushing the immigration bill without proper debate.  If the Republicans pass any immigration reform, it will be an intentionally slow process so the Republicans can claim they thoroughly vetted the Immigration Bill.  A White House Official stated that they believe the Immigration Reform Vote will happen in October.  Remember, the White House has no control when the House of Representatives votes on the immigration reform bill, so it is much more likely that the Vote will occur in November or December. Continue reading When will the House pass Vote on the Immigration Reform Bill?

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Immigration Reform in the House: to conference or not to conference, that is the question

Immigration reform is still a 50/50; the split between House Republican is getting sharper.  The House Republicans a very suspicious of the Senate and House Democrats.  The Democrats want any immigration bill to pass just so it can go to conference.  Once in conference, the Bill can be changed to the satisfaction of the Democrats and then brought to the House Floor (if Boehner breaks the Hastert rule).  At that point, a majority of Democrats in the House and minority of Republicans in House could pass the conference comprehensive immigration bill.   That is why the conservative wing of the Republican Party wants Speaker Boehner to make a promise not to bring any Bill to Conference.

The editors of the National Review, the most inflectional periodical for the Republicans wrote and article titled, “No Conference.”   Continue reading Immigration Reform in the House: to conference or not to conference, that is the question