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Immigration Reform Bill 2013

April 18, 2013 2 comments

Below is a summary of some of the changes proposed in the Immigration Reform Bill negotiated and proposed by the “gang of eight” in April 2013:

1. Pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who continuously live in US from Dec. 31, 2011

2. Pathway to citizenship for  immigrants deported for non-criminal reason with close family ties to US

3. No cap for work visa (H1B) for highly-skilled workers

4. Increase visa cap for low-skilled workers

5. Harsher punishment for employers who knowingly violate immigration policy

6. Strengthen border security and control

7. Visa for entrepreneur to start business


Excerpt From Interview By Maria Prato

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A couple weeks back, I was interviewed by Maria Prato of Home News Tribune. Below is an excerpt from that interview:

“For a few, having the right to cast a ballot or the opportunity to travel is all the persuasion they need to evolve from permanent resident status to citizen, said Marco Son, a partner at the Iselin law firm of Son and Keum, which spe­cializes in immigration law. But for many of Son’s clients, citizenship means they no longer have to fear deportation or losing their status of permanent resi­dency, which can result from something as simple as committing a misde­meanor. Citizenship is also a means to sponsor other family members who are looking to permanently live on U.S. soil, he said.”

Since that interview, I had been wondering what are the reason immigrants apply for citizenship. I have set up a poll and is interested in your view and opinion as to why immigrants would want to become citizen.

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