On January 13, a bipartisan team of senators reintroduced legislation now being called the Immigration Innovation Act or I-squared, to reform the immigration system for highly skilled workers. The bill was introduced back in 2013 but failed to move through Congress. While comprehensive immigration reform appears to be dead in the water, many tech lobbyists… Continue reading Tech Immigration Reform Might Happen Before Comprehensive Reform
The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) published an article discussing the impact of President Obama’s Executive Action on staffing companies and HLG partner, Mike Hammond is quoted.
The American Immigration Council recently released a chart that shows that many U.S. Presidents have used their executive power to remedy immigration issues that they found to be unjust. Since 1956, every U.S. President has granted some form of temporary immigration relief to at least one group that was found to be in need of assistance. Some… Continue reading U.S. History of Providing Temporary Immigration Relief
For those of you holding out hope for Executive Action to address some of the needs of the immigration system, stop holding your breath. President Obama recently announced that he will still take action but, not until later. Many believe that he received significant negative reaction from within his own party over his planned actions and… Continue reading President Obama changes plans
With President Obama promising Executive Action to address U.S. immigration problems, many stakeholders including those from the tech industry have heavily lobbied for him to use his pen to address not, only the border crisis, DACA children, and the deportation system but, also retrogression, H-1b visas, and the like. The conventional wisdom says that the President… Continue reading President Obama to fix a broken system ?