Obama Mentions High Skilled Immigration in Innauguration Speech
“President Obama made a brief mention about the need for high-skilled immigration reform during his inaugural address at the United States Capitol on Monday,” The Hill reports.
“In his speech, Obama argued that foreign-born engineers and graduates with advanced degrees should be able to stay in the U.S. and join the workforce rather than be forced to return to their home countries.”
Reid Says Amnesty Bill to be Introduced Soon
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that Democrats would introduce the first 10 bills in the 113th Congress.
Reid did not list all of the bills that would be introduced, but said some of them will be bills that the Senate passed during the 112th Congress that were left to ‘languish’ in the House,” The Hill reports.
“Reid said that undertaking immigration reforms, addressing gun violence, strengthening schools and helping jobless veterans would be among the issues that will be Democrats’ ‘North Star as we work to end wasteful tax loopholes and balance thoughtful spending reductions with revenue from the wealthiest among us.'”
Santorum Says GOP Ready to Do Something About Immigration
“Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that Republicans are ready to tackle immigration reform. ‘I think the Republicans are ready to do something on immigration,’ he said on ABC’s This Week. He stressed that President Obama and the Democrats would need to be willing to compromise with Republicans, though,” the Huffington Post writes.
“They’re not willing to give the president everything he wants, because I think they believe the rule of law still matters in this country and that — and that we have to respect those who did it the right way, who waited in line, and did — and made sacrifices, and that they shouldn’t be treated the same as people who broke the law and came here,” he said.