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Bi-partisan Immigration Reform Happening in Increments by Democratic and Republican Lawmakers (Eng/Esp)

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Washington D.C. – With Republicans on Capitol Hill fighting comprehensive immigration reform every step of the way, they appear to set to advance a series of incremental measures in an attempt to fix the broken system.

Washington D.C. – With Republicans on Capitol Hill fighting comprehensive immigration reform every step of the way, they appear to set to advance a series of incremental measures in an attempt to fix the broken system.

In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have proposed potential areas of compromise in which they hope to handle the balance between appeasing demands for increased border security while addressing the economic need for foreign labor.

This comes after immigration legislation has yet to see any progress for almost two years since the Senate passed a comprehensive reform bill in 2013. This bill lead to the President’s executive orders which provided some illegal immigrants with deportation relief as well as permission to work legally in the United States.

This change is believed to be motivated by the upcoming Presidential elections which the GOP hopes will raise its support among Hispanic voters.

One area of reform that already appears to have bipartisan support is a guest worker program that would increase the number and accessibility of visas for both high and low-skilled workers. This has been boosted by several studies which suggest that immigrant workers actually help increase economic growth as opposed to taking away jobs from Americans.

Another bill which has also started to gain support from members of both parties is one by Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch that would increase the number of visas for high-skilled workers and make it easier for those workers to stay in the US. This bill is particularly focused on workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

However; these types of bills will also likely be met with demands from the Republican base to increase border security. Specifically, through extending and enhancing a fence or increasing the number of border patrol agents.

Democrats; however, appear unwilling to sacrifice any leverage they hold. They refuse to support tightened border security without a path to legalization for 11 million immigrants already in the US.

In March, a bill making E-Verify, an online database that businesses can use to check the legal status of potential employees, mandatory for all employers passed the House Judiciary Committee. Republican Chairman Bob Goodlatte from Virginia agreed to consider an agriculture worker guest program after 61 lawmakers complained that both initiatives would be needed for either one to work.

The passage of a guest worker program could replace workers who were initially denied work authorization because of their immigration status with temporary, legal foreign employees while also reducing an incentive for illegal immigration.

While the odds for immigration reform still appear to be a long shot, there at least appears to be attempts from lawmakers to make something happen after a drawn out stalemate.

Washington D.C. – With Republicans on Capitol Hill fighting comprehensive immigration reform every step of the way, they appear to set to advance a series of incremental measures in an attempt to fix the broken system.

In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have proposed potential areas of compromise in which they hope to handle the balance between appeasing demands for increased border security while addressing the economic need for foreign labor.

This comes after immigration legislation has yet to see any progress for almost two years since the Senate passed a comprehensive reform bill in 2013. This bill lead to the President’s executive orders which provided some illegal immigrants with deportation relief as well as permission to work legally in the United States.

This change is believed to be motivated by the upcoming Presidential elections which the GOP hopes will raise its support among Hispanic voters.

One area of reform that already appears to have bipartisan support is a guest worker program that would increase the number and accessibility of visas for both high and low-skilled workers. This has been boosted by several studies which suggest that immigrant workers actually help increase economic growth as opposed to taking away jobs from Americans.

Another bill which has also started to gain support from members of both parties is one by Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch that would increase the number of visas for high-skilled workers and make it easier for those workers to stay in the US. This bill is particularly focused on workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

However; these types of bills will also likely be met with demands from the Republican base to increase border security. Specifically, through extending and enhancing a fence or increasing the number of border patrol agents.

Democrats; however, appear unwilling to sacrifice any leverage they hold. They refuse to support tightened border security without a path to legalization for 11 million immigrants already in the US.

In March, a bill making E-Verify, an online database that businesses can use to check the legal status of potential employees, mandatory for all employers passed the House Judiciary Committee. Republican Chairman Bob Goodlatte from Virginia agreed to consider an agriculture worker guest program after 61 lawmakers complained that both initiatives would be needed for either one to work.

The passage of a guest worker program could replace workers who were initially denied work authorization because of their immigration status with temporary, legal foreign employees while also reducing an incentive for illegal immigration.

While the odds for immigration reform still appear to be a long shot, there at least appears to be attempts from lawmakers to make something happen after a drawn out stalemate.

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Washington D.C. – con los republicanos en el Capitolio lucha migratoria integral reforma cada paso del camino, aparecen avanzar en una serie de medidas incrementales en un intento de arreglar el sistema quebrado.

En las últimas semanas, los legisladores republicanos tienen áreas potenciales propuestas de compromiso en el que esperan manejar el equilibrio entre exigencias de apaciguamiento para seguridad fronteriza mayor al tiempo que la necesidad económica de mano de obra extranjera.

Esto viene después de leyes de inmigración todavía tiene que ver ningún progreso durante casi dos años desde que el Senado aprobó un proyecto de ley de reforma integral en 2013. Este proyecto de ley llevan a las órdenes ejecutivas del Presidente que algunos inmigrantes ilegales con alivio de la deportación, así como permiso para trabajar legalmente en los Estados Unidos.

Este cambio se cree que motivado por las próximas elecciones presidenciales que el partido republicano espera aumentará su apoyo entre los votantes hispanos.

Un área de reforma que ya parece tener apoyo bipartidista es un programa de trabajadores huéspedes que aumentaría el número y la accesibilidad de los visados para los trabajadores altos y baja cualificación. Esto ha impulsado por varios estudios que sugieren que los trabajadores inmigrantes realmente ayudar a aumentar el crecimiento económico en lugar de quitar puestos de trabajo de los estadounidenses.

Otro proyecto de ley que también ha comenzado a ganar apoyo de los miembros de ambos partidos es uno por el senador republicano de Utah Orrin Hatch que aumentar el número de visas para trabajadores altamente calificados y que sea más fácil para los trabajadores a permanecer en los Estados Unidos. Este proyecto de ley se centra particularmente en los trabajadores en los campos de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas.

Sin embargo; estos tipos de cuentas también es probable que se cumplirá con las demandas de la base republicana para aumentar la seguridad fronteriza. En concreto, a través de ampliar y mejorar una valla o aumentar el número de agentes de la patrulla fronteriza.

Demócratas; sin embargo, parecen dispuestos a sacrificar cualquier influencia que poseen. Se niegan a apoyar seguridad fronteriza apretado sin un camino a la legalización para 11 millones de inmigrantes ya en los Estados Unidos.

En marzo, un proyecto de ley E-Verify, una base de datos que las empresas pueden utilizar para verificar el estatus legal de empleados potenciales, obligatorios para todos los empleadores pasado al Comité Judicial. Republicano Bob Goodlatte de Virginia acordaron considerar un programa de agricultura trabajador huésped después de 61 legisladores se quejaron de que ambas iniciativas serían necesarios para que cada uno a trabajar.

El paso de un programa de trabajadores huéspedes podría reemplazar a los trabajadores que inicialmente negaron permiso de trabajo debido a su estatus migratorio con trabajadores extranjeros temporales, legales reduciendo también un incentivo para la inmigración ilegal.

Mientras que las probabilidades de una reforma migratoria aún parecen ser largo, al menos parece haber intentos de los legisladores a que algo suceda después de un estancamiento dibujado hacia fuera.

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