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Partisan Quibbling Kills Green Card Bill

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Mr. Roques
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Re: Partisan Quibbling Kills Green Card Bill
Mr. Roques   10/9/2012 5:12:21 PM
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I've always thought that the US's immigration policy gives qualified people (think: STEM) a hard time and underqualified an easy path (think: farm workers). 

If you control immigration benefits (not allowing companies to hire foreigners with very low wages), then competition between US citizens and foreigners might be a good thing.

 

SP
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Partisan Quibbling Kills Green Card Bill
SP   10/9/2012 6:58:00 AM
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Well US green card is something certain people are really crazy about. I have personally seen some folks who can do anything and everything to stay in US forever. And some who get into depression mode as their green card was refused or taking longer time.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   10/8/2012 2:18:41 PM
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Tam: Agree. This is just election-year muscle flexing, as you point out, between the parties. I wouldn't expect to see any meaningful progress on anything for the next month and even then, the party no longer in power come January will steel itself to block the progress of the other. In fact, I'm amazed anything gets done in DC...

Tam Harbert
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Tam Harbert   10/8/2012 1:26:41 PM
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I don't see any signs that comprehensive immigration reform will be tackled in the near future. And I'm not convinced that we'd get any further with comprehensive reform than with the piece-meal approach. The problems with immigration are too diverse. One of the reasons that the high-tech immigration issues can't get resolved is because they get targeted by immigration foes who believe that any immigration is bad and that any actions to ease the immigration of tech workers will hurt the chances of employment for U.S. tech workers.

bolaji.ojo
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bolaji.ojo   10/7/2012 11:49:03 PM
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Tam, This is another one of those piecemeal bills that have been introduced to deal with the problem of immigration. What's needed is a comprehensive bill that will address all of the problems and issues involved. Is this likely in the near future?

FLYINGSCOT
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bad idea
FLYINGSCOT   10/7/2012 11:28:34 PM
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The Smith bill was a bad idea as it would prohibit legitimate cases from ever getting a green card. The USA also needs many other creative individuals who perhaps did not study in the USA. 

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   10/5/2012 11:50:50 AM
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It's not just the tech industry that is worried about recruiting qualified people--supply chain execs in all industries identify recruitment as a concern. Interpretation regarding foreign students and even tax policies was evident even during the presidential debate earlier this week regardnig loopholes for companies that move jobs overseas. I suspect politicans rarely read the bills they are supporting or opposing and rely entirely upon opinion polls when it comes down to voting. It's a bad way to craft policy.



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