Immigration: What Now?

Well, with a Republican-controlled House, Democratic Senate, and a second term for the President, what to expect on Immigration?

Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett-Packard, among others, have pushed to expand H-1B visa availability from its current 65,000 annual limit.

So, will immigration reform be a place for a deal between Obama and Congress?

Legislators have hesitated to work on skilled immigration, without also confronting change for the status of undocumented immigrants.

In the meantime, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is alive and well, but so is record-high deportation and detention.

And we keep fighting.

I don’t know any other way to practice immigration law.

 

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Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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