Comment: How Long Can We Compete? -
In Business Week, Charles Kenny makes the case for comprehensive immigration reform as a mechanism to keep America relevant in the global economy and ameliorate the issues caused by our population's changing demographic profile. Essentially, the US is facing a perfect storm of factors that suggest we desperately need to make significant changes to the way we view immigration - it will become increasingly necessary to remain anywhere near competitive in the coming years. The author notes three factors where US immigration policy is in dramatic need of reform: as high-tech opportunities elsewhere increase, the most skilled immigrants looks elsewhere and our complex system and rigid caps make us less desirable; our aging population needs care and, more importantly, more workers paying into the social safety nets that provide vital care for the elderly; and, state-level crackdowns on undocumented workers - which, as we mentioned last week, present a disproportionate amount of difficulty to smaller businesses - are already harming the farming industry and this trend is beginning to spread to other industries, like construction. Mr. Kenny notes certain industries, like nursing, which have boomed due in part to friendlier, more sensible immigration policy before he examines the evolving demographics of our population, which is aging quickly as the national birth rate slows. The author looks at how immigration policy has helped or harmed our historical competitor economies, like those in the U.K. and Canada. His ultimate conclusions are ultimately somewhat radical, though in light of the shifting demographics and the actions of our competitors, his suggestions may prove to be very necessary. Mr. Kenny advocates complete removal of the H-1B cap; expanding the EB-5 program for foreign investment in American ventures and, more importantly, making obtaining green cards through it more accessible than seems to be the case today; easing restrictions on foreign-born students; expanding the diversity visa lottery and availability of H-2 visa to spur lower-skilled immigration; and, making residency visas available to those who purchase homes for more than half a million dollars. You can continue reading the full article here. Are Mr. Kenny's proposals too over-the-top? Or are his suggestions in line with the types of steps we need to take to remain competitive at all levels of the changing global economy? Share your thoughts with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus: EB-5 and Business Immigrants In Removal Proceedings
Tuesday, October 30 is the deadline for the Thursday, November 1 phone session of "Removal Practice: Cutting Edge Strategies and Developments for 2012 " with Lory Rosenberg, Lisa Brodyaga, Jeff Joseph, Michelle Mendez, Isaac Wheeler and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:
- Conditional LPR status and avenues of review
- Past or present criminal convictions
- Compliance, fraud and false claims
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201210.pdf.
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