Immigration Reform: House Of Labor Marches With Immigrants
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The hardest piece to figure out is future visas. I think there’s a recognition we need workers in a variety of fields, I would argue at the top and bottom of the economy. The question is how do you make sure employers try to hire Americans first and that you have a flexible flow.
Josh Bernstein, who worked in immigration advocacy before joining SEIU as Director of Immigration, told the Washington Times:
The vast majority of those in labor and the vast majority of those in business really desire to come up with a solution, a comprehensive solution, for immigration reform, because it’s good for the economy, and that’s good for all of us.
That sounds like two sides that can come up with a deal when and if they want really to.
Douglas Rivlin is a consultant and blogger and the former Director of Communication for the National Immigration Forum.