Software Aims to be “TurboTax” of Immigration
“To borrow a common Demo Day construct, SimpleCitizen is like TurboTax for green cards. It walks users through a series of questions and uses them to fill out the arcane immigration application. It sounds like a small idea, but in reality, it shrinks the amount of time it takes to fill out a green card application from several months to several hours, and eliminates the thousands of dollars people would otherwise spend on immigration lawyers,” Wired reports.
Trade Agreement Would Displace U.S. Workers
“The new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade-deal allows U.S. and foreign companies to hire foreign professionals and technicians to take skilled jobs in the United States, while still only paying them wages typical for their home countries, such as Vietnam and Malaysia, immigration expert Rosemary Jenks told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily radio show,” says Breitbart News.
Rubio’s Immigration Problem
“Marco Rubio has a dubious distinction among the top-tier Republican presidential candidates: He’s the only one who crafted and passed through the Senate a so-called comprehensive immigration reform that is anathema to the right,” says Rich Lowry.
“As Rubio has demonstrated considerable political strength, the spotlight has turned to him. Inevitably, his role as frontman for the “Gang of Eight” bill will get extensively relitigated — and it should.”
Dallas Morning News Editors Want Amnesty
“Congress must find a way to address the status of the 11 million already here, especially children whose parents brought them here and now are stuck in limbo as they graduate from high school and seek jobs and college degrees. That’s not only this newspaper’s position; it’s the one advocated by the newly installed House speaker, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin,” the Dallas Morning News says in an editorial.
“Yet Ryan declared this week that he will not cooperate with the White House on immigration reform. Why? He is protesting the administration’s unilateral move to relax deportation efforts against certain non-criminal unauthorized immigrants.”
Illegal Immigrant Group Releases Bill of Rights
“An immigrant-rights group proposed a “Bill of Rights” for illegal immigrants Thursday, demanding that Americans recognize there are millions already in the country who deserve health care, in-state tuition rates for college and a guarantee of citizenship in the long term,” the Washington Times reports.