Sequester Scare Tactics Include Immigration Enforcement
“Our immigration system is already plagued by protracted delays, red tape and limited resources, and sequestration would exacerbate some of those problems. ABC News singles out some of the many ways that the automatic budget cuts would hit our immigration system, affecting everything from visas to deportations,” the Washington Post writes.
Silicon Valley Launches Cheap Labor Lobby Campaign
“Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and social media experts from Silicon Valley are planning a “virtual march” on Washington to push lawmakers to open the doors for businesses to hire immigrants who are skilled in the engineering field. It’s called the “March for Innovation” and will end with a “virtual march” on Washington in April, according to a report by Financial Times,” the Washington Times says.
Cook Report: Obama Should Stop Talking About Immigration
“Sometimes, silence really is golden. In politics, taking the path of highest visibility isn’t always the smartest way to do things. This week presented two good examples of that principle being violated, one by a Democrat and the other by a Republican.
As we watch President Obama stumping for comprehensive immigration reform, the question arises: Does his high-visibility association with this issue make reform more or less likely to happen? The challenge of achieving comprehensive immigration legislation is not in winning the votes of House and Senate Democrats; it’s in getting enough Republican votes to pass it in the House and to avoid a filibuster in the Senate,” says Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report.