President Bush seems to be seeking a compromise proposal that would make possible legalization of millions of undocumented workers, while still being acceptable to some Republicans who oppose increased immigration. Whatever proposal the administration presents to Congress, there is sure to be plenty of horse-trading that will go on in that body before the country gets a new statute. It is quite likely that no legislation on these legalization provisions will result this year since Congress has only about 20 business days before its target adjournment date for the year (however, the bills for the extension of 245i are likely to be acted on by Congress next month). In remarks quoted by Reuters, the President said that "so long as there is somebody who wants to hire somebody and somebody willing to work, it seems like to me it's in our nation's interest to make sure the two go together." Clearly, this President has identified the linkage between economics and immigration, a linkage which many of the usual voices in the immigration debate fail to make.
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
"A Moveable Feast": New and Old Portability under AC21 § 105 (Part IX)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee in the ninth of their articles on H-1Bs discuss travel issues.
INS Provides Address to Request Release
The INS has provided the address at which a detained alien may submit a request for release pursuant to the Supreme Court decision in Zadvydas v. Davis.
Immigration in the Press
Latinos Urge Amnesty for Illegals, Bush Says No
Reuters reports that Hispanic leaders urged President Bush on Thursday not to shelve a promise to legalize millions of foreigners with no documents, saying a fast growing Latino electorate could punish Republicans.
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From August 25, 2000
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