Immigration Reform is more necessary today than ever. In a recent article by Kate Tummarello for The Hill, she revealed that tech companies are renewing their call for new immigration legislation. How? They are keeping track of all of the jobs for U.S. workers that are NOT being created because of our current failed system of immigration. Every day we lose jobs for U.S. workers that would have been created by high-skilled immigrants who could not obtain visas to come to the U.S. This fact has been documented repeatedly over the years. The net impact of high-skilled workers coming to the U.S. is the CREATION of jobs for U.S. workers. NOT the loss of jobs for U.S. workers.
Immigration Reform should be a slam dunk winner. I wrote yesterday about a recent survey conducted by Global Strategy Group and Brasswood Research revealed that 71% of voters support an earned pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. That same survey revealed that 78% of likely voters in the general election believe that proposed reforms are preferable to the current broken immigration system. With numbers like this, I believe we can and should put sufficient pressure on the House of Representatives to "do the right thing" and pass a comprehensive reform bill.
With Immigration Reform is a Discharge Petition in the works? A recent survey conducted by Global Strategy Group and Brasswood Research revealed that 71% of voters support an earned pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. Although Republicans in the House of Representatives claim to be in favor of such legislation, they do not appear to be willing to move forward even on their "piecemeal" approach to reform. We are all wondering what America is waiting for. If 71% of voters want reform to happen and to provide a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented, why can't we get the job done?