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Immigration Daily January 7, 2011
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Comment: The ACWIA Man Returns - The man who negotiated ACWIA with then Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) who was then the Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee in the Senate is back. Meet Gene Sperling, appointed today by President Obama as Chairman of the National Economic Council. In exactly the same position, Mr. Sperling had served as the Clinton Administration's point man in discussions with the Republican party on immigration. Much of today's INA section 212(n) is Mr. Sperling's pound of flesh exchanged for increased H1B numbers that were the heart of ACWIA. Those increased numbers are long gone, but the myriad restrictions on H1Bs originated by Mr. Sperling remain. It is to Mr. Sperling that we owe the idea of using H1B fees as a milch cow for purposes completely divorced from H1Bs. We suspect that sometime during the 112th Congress, the GOP will float a bill to couple mandatory E-Verify to token business immigration benefits. In that event, it is entirely likely that the Obama administration will nominate Mr. Sperling to negotiate directly with the Republicans (bypassing all the Democratic legislators) for DREAM or other riders on such a bill. Of course, the Obama administration may well use another channel to negotiate on immigration legislation, or it could simply choose the path of confrontation with the GOP on this issue, and take its case to the people in 2012. However, it is undeniable that a seasoned negotiator, a veteran of immigration discussions, is back in the top executive branch ranks. Let us see what Mr. Sperling does on the immigration front in his second round in the job. Stay tuned!

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