IMMIGRATION REFORM ON HOLD AMID DOWNTURN

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Mark Schoeff Jr
Workforce Management; Apr 6, 2009; 88, 4; Docstoc
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Description: Washington is putting many policy discussions on hold as it responds to constituents who have lost jobs and homes. Immigration reform has slipped a couple rungs down the agenda, says Rep Gabrielle Giffords, (D-Arizona). With layoffs occurring almost daily, it's tough to talk about creating a viable guest-worker system or a path to citizenship for illegal residents. Proponents of those two measures are likely to stop attempts to raise visa caps for highly skilled workers or strengthen enforcement. Another potential catalyst for the immigration reform debate has been put off for a few months. The government-run electronic verification system, E-Verify had been due to expire on March 6.
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