Comment: Congressional Immigration Report Card - To grasp the immigration achievements (or lack thereof) of the current Congress, let us put them in perspective of the last five Congresses to date.
When Republicans controlled both House and Senate and also the White House, in the 108th Congress, they passed the Real ID Act enshrining their vision of enforcement into law. In the current 111th Congress, the Democrats had overwhelming majorities in both House and Senate sufficient to pass legislation virtually unilaterally (as we saw in the healthcare bill). That, combined with control of the Presidency, presented them with a unique opportunity to pass significant immigration benefits. Yet they did not even vote on any major immigration legislation in either House or Senate. This Democratic Congress has been a monumental failure on immigration.
- 107th Congress (2001-02) – 245(i) extension (Passed in the House)
- 108th Congress (2003-04) – Real ID (Passed in the House & the Senate and became law)
- 109th Congress (2005-06) – McCain-Kennedy (Passed in the Senate) & Sensenbrenner (Passed in the House)
- 110th Congress (2007-08) – Kennedy-Kyl (Failed in the Senate) & DREAM (Failed in the Senate)
- 111th Congress (2009-10) – DREAM (Did not come up for a vote in either chamber)
Article: Research Paper: The Immigration Penalties of Criminal Convictions: Resurrecting Categorical Analysis in Immigration Law by Matthew Kolken
Article: Finding A Way To "Yes" by Greg Siskind
News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count
Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:
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- Editors' Introduction
- Understanding I-9 Concepts
- I-9 Advanced Topics
- Employer E-Verify Considerations
- E-Verify Advanced Topics
- DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
- Specialty Topics
- Resource Materials
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