Comment: Executive Action on Employment Immigration

Politico reports that the Whitehouse is talking to the leaders of big businesses about executive action on immigration.

Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board. Representatives for high-tech, agriculture and construction interests have put forward a range of fixes, from recapturing unused green cards to tweaking existing work authorization programs.

The Congress has failed to fix not only the immigration issues concerning the undocumented population but also those confronting businesses large and small. We strongly urge President Obama to include substantial fixes to the employment immigration system in his executive action in addition to solutions for the undocumented. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

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