Comment: Pro Democrat Or Pro Immigrant - Most pundits and knowledgeable political observers appear convinced that the Republican Party is on the cusp of a major election victory in a few weeks. Even should these well-regarded and independent professionals turn out to be wrong, and so even should the Republican Party fail by a few seats to have an out-right majority, nonetheless it is manifest that the GOP's new-found numerical strength in the 112th Congress will be more than enough to make it impossible for any liberal agenda to have any hope whatsoever. Much more likely appears to be the scenario where the GOP captures the House by a handsome 50+ seats, and either barely captures or comes just close to capturing the Senate.
Those who advocate for immigration causes in DC would be well-advised to be pro-active about such changes to come. It would be prudent to prepare to deal with Chairmen Lamar Smith and Steve King in the House and Chairmen Sessions and Cornyn in the Senate. A version of the Shuler bill, i.e. all the enforcement mechanisms of CIR without any of CIR's benefits, is likely to pass a Republican House – it would be prudent to begin contemplating what benefits could be attached to such a bill in the Senate. With President Obama's record being what it is, it would be unwise to bet on the veto pen, and advocates should be ready for the possibility that draconian enforcement plus DREAM may be the realistic output of the 112th Congress.
Unfortunately, some "pro-immigrant" advocates are in reality pro-Democrat full-time, and pro-immigrant only when it suits them. We understand that perhaps a million or more valuable dollars are being spent by them in a futile quest to save a few Democratic seats against an expected Republican tsunami. Those dollars would be much better spent buying access to the incoming Republican majority. Immigrants are slowly getting wise to this two-faced approach by DC insiders. Predictably, those immigrants who are "getting it" are those who are American in all but paperwork, those who were educated and raised here, i.e. "the Dreamers", as they call themselves. The failed DREAM effort in the Senate of a few weeks back is testament to the growing political savvy of American immigrants today. What they have in abundance is energy, numbers, and ideas. What is lacking so far is funding and institutions, these will not be long coming. So-called "pro-immigrant" advocates face a clear choice – abandon partisanship and stand up for immigrants' true interests, or remain pro-Democrat and face being left behind as America's immigrants rise over the coming years.
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Focus: PERM For Experts - Issues with Notice, Recruitment and Advertising
Tuesday, Oct 12 is the deadline for the Thursday, Oct 14 phone session of "PERM For Experts" with Joel Stewart (co-discussion leader), Robert Banta (co-discussion leader), Michael Piston, Edwin Rubin, Lawrence Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, and Nathan Waxman. The curriculum is as follows:
Tuesday, October 12 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
- Content of Ads : Too much or too little?
- Professional Recruitment : Recent Trends
- Problems in Documenting Recruitment
1. Timetable and Documentary Requirements
2. Contacting US Workers : Do's and Don'ts
3. Recruitment Report : A Detailed Analysis