Comment: Sessions Attacks H1-B
Politico reports that Senator Sessions, the newly installed chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, plans to launch an attack on the H1-B program.

Sessions has long been a critic not just of legalizing undocumented immigrants but also of allowing more immigrants into the United States at all - a view to which many in the GOP take exception... Using his new gavel on the Senate immigration panel, Sessions said he plans to hold oversight hearings on H-1B visas that benefit high-skilled immigrants - one of the tech industry's top priorities in Washington. Sessions has been in touch with tech employees who say they've been laid off in favor of foreign workers. And his office recently conducted a staff briefing for Senate aides, outlining what they say are abuses to the H-1B system... Sessions said in a recent interview outlining his plans. "One thing that's accepted almost without debate is that we need more of those workers, and that's not accurate. And we're going to prove that's not accurate."

Their elaborate rationalizations notwithstanding, Anti-immigrationists like Senator Sessions are against immigration as such, and their opposition to immigration is rooted in the fact that these days immigration brings in people who are "not their kind". We urge those who understand that immigration is an integral part of America, Republicans and Democrats, to defend immigration against these virulent irrational attacks.

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March 31, 2015, 2 - 3pm (Eastern), the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will hold a teleconference on I-601A Provisional Waivers. Ombudsman Maria Odom will lead a discussion on the public's experience with this two year-old program and the issues our office is seeing in requests for case assistance. Registered participants will have an opportunity to provide input during a Q&A segment of the teleconference. Please RSVP with "Provisional Waivers" in the subject line by March 27 to Teleconference call-in information will be provided upon RSVP.

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