U.S. House Vote on Limited Immigration Reform Measure

Upon their return from Thanksgiving recess, House Republican leaders plan to vote on a limited immigration reform measure that would expand visas for foreign science and technology students and make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families into the U.S.

Different from STEM Act

The legislation planned for a vote this week is different from the failed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Jobs Act attempted back in September.  This legislative proposal would allow family members to come to the U.S. one year after they apply for their green cards. However, they would not be able to work until their green card is issued.  Language will be added to the legislation that expands a program allowing spouses and minor children of persons with permanent residence to wait in the United States for their own green cards to be issued.…

The Immigration Debate pt.1

Immigration reformRepublican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently sparked the immigration debate by commenting during a GOP debate last week that the US should have a “humane” immigration policy.  Gingrich has since clarified his position by stating to multiple media outlets that “I am not for amnesty for anyone. I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally…But I am for a path to legality for those people whose ties run so deeply in America that it would truly be a tragedy to try and rip their family apart.“…