Tag: immigration reform

What does the immigration executive action mean for employers?

by Christine D. Mehfoud Whether the president’s recent series of immigration-related executive actions will survive potential legal challenges and congressional action remains to be seen. For now, set aside your political views (while I love a good political debate, this space is for practical business implications), and let’s focus on how the executive actions will […]

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What employers need to know about immigration reform

by Christine D. Mehfoud Turn on the news. Open the paper. Click on cnn.com. For months, if not years, immigration has been one of the top stories. Specifically, immigration reform: Will immigration reform happen? When will it happen? And what will it look like if it does happen? As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, […]

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Delay on immigration reform sparks questions, complaints

by Tammy Binford President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will delay taking executive action on immigration reform means employers won’t get quick answers on when or if changes to the country’s immigration system will come. On June 30, Obama promised he would use his executive power to make changes since Congress wasn’t making progress on […]

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Looking into the crystal ball of immigration reform

by Elaine Young In October, Democrats in the House of Representatives released H.R. 15, their comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill. The bill essentially mirrors S. 744, which the Senate passed earlier this year. Meanwhile, House Republicans proposed a series of bills that addresses components of immigration reform (e.g., border security and agricultural and highly skilled […]

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Senate immigration vote means employers need to stay tuned

The Senate’s passage of an immigration reform bill gives employers much to think about, but it’s hardly the last word on the issue. The House has been considering immigration measures of its own and is expected to tackle reform in a completely different way after the July 4 holiday. The Senate passed a comprehensive reform […]

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