Problem: The Biden presidency will likely be friendlier to business immigration needs, however there still may be challenges facing employers...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently launched a modernized version of E-Verify intended to enhance the employment eligibility verification process.
Yesterday, the House passed a stopgap spending bill that keeps the government funded through March 23, the bill now moves to the Senate where lawmakers have until Feb. 8 to avoid a government shutdown.
The post-election session begins on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and the current House and Senate leadership are busy assessing what they can and cannot accomplish among their hefty to-do list.
When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.
Lawmakers began their five-week August recess this week, leaving a great deal of work to be done upon their return in September in the approximately 12 scheduled legislative days before the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
The Senate is expected this week to vote on and pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). Prior to the final vote, they will take up a handful of amendments--some of which may be critical to small business.
The full Senate is now considering the comprehensive immigration reform legislation with many amendments being offered, including a handful of NSBA-supported amendments. A final vote is anticipated prior to the July 4th recess.
Yesterday, the Senate voted 82-15 to proceed to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (or the Gang of 8 immigration reform bill), kicking off an expected three week debate on issues including border security, high-skilled worker visas, temporary worker visas and E-Verify.
Late last week, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a roundtable to discuss mandatory E-Verify proposals and how they would impact small business, during which NSBA recommended to Senators ways that existing proposal can be improved.