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April 2013 Archives

Immigration bill to increase permanent residence for skilled work

It may be one of the more endearing nicknames we've seen in a while: dubbing the Congressional supporters of immigration reform as the 'Gang of Eight' has a somewhat nostalgic ring to it, especially if you're a baby boomer remembering terms and phrases popular back in the sixties. More importantly, the federal immigration bill, if passed, would impact California positively and would expand opportunities for temporary work visas and permanent residence for high-skilled workers from overseas. This would help satisfy the enormous demand in the country for skilled and high tech workers.

California employers favor work visa changes in immigration bill

Most economists agree that when businesses are able to employ people while also making a profit through their endeavors, it helps the economy's road to recovery. This is why many California employers believe it is important for the U.S. to update its immigration policy in order to make it easier for them to hire an immigrant worker with a work visa. Industries ranging from agriculture to computer technology have benefited through the availability of immigrant workers.

Children of immigration not attending deportation waiver class

There has been a sharp drop in attendance for a deportation waiver class in San Diego that is designed for children and young adults of undocumented immigrants. This program is designed to give the young children of these immigrants the chance at obtaining a temporary waiver from deportation. This immigration class has been slightly controversial from the beginning and has seen lower attendance than originally anticipated.

City Council passes citizenship and naturalization resolution

The City Council for San Diego, California recently passed a proposed immigration reform resolution on a unanimous basis. The resolution apparently represents a call to action showing the Council's support for 'reasonable' steps to allow citizenship and naturalization for the millions of immigrants already living in our nation. It was a stepped-down version of an earlier draft that barely made it past the City Council's Rules Committee last month.

Employment immigration bill nears completion

Labor unions and businesses have reached an agreement regarding a new bill designed to streamline the citizenship process for over 11 million illegal immigrants. Low-skilled workers in California and elsewhere have historically faced challenges in terms of fair wage and job permanency, but the changes to employment immigration currently being discussed would drastically alter the fate of immigrants awaiting official status. This bill is just part of a sweeping series of changes to American immigration law that will give rise to a work visa program designed to address low-skill worker needs.

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