Problem: The Biden presidency will likely be friendlier to business immigration needs, however there still may be challenges facing employers...
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On Feb. 15, the Senate failed to pass an assortment of immigration proposals—all of which needed 60 votes in order to overcome a filibuster.
The shift in the Congressional balance of power has the potential to change the dynamic on issues related to the workforce.
Last week, House GOP leadership released a set of standards or “principles” for immigration reform which, while very general, addressed a number of the provisions included in the Senate-passed immigration bill.
Immigration reform proponents have been urging lawmakers to revisit immigration reform efforts now that the most recent fiscal impasse has been addressed in the short-term, yet the House has yet to take up any of their stand-alone bills despite the Senate passing their broad, bipartisan bill back in June.
NSBA members have an opportunity to participate in a focus group and research project revolving around the E-Verify program for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary will begin to mark-up the broad immigration reform bill introduced by the gang of eight, and will entertain a host of amendments on issues ranging from H-1B visas to E-Verify.
The highly-anticipated immigration reform package from the gang of eight was introduced late last night which, while NSBA is still pouring over its 844 pages, includes a host of provisions that will impact small business, specifically increasing and changing guest worker visa programs and mandating E-Verify for all employers.
Negotiations continue on the immigration front with the bipartisan Gang of Eight in the Senate continuing to work toward, and possibly nearing an agreement, while similar discussions are occurring in the House.
Among the various topics being discussed this week on Capitol Hill are two hearings focused on issues of importance to small business: immigration--namely addressing highly-skilled workers--and cybersecurity.