Spars Between Business Groups and Organized Labor Emerge Over Immigration Bill’s H-1B Visa Program

May 14, 2013

Amidst a high-skilled worker program, incorporated in the Senate’s proposed immigration bill, differences have arisen between business groups, who want to make it easier for companies to hire people from abroad, and organized labor, who aim to ensure that American tech workers get the “first crack” at a job. Prior to a hearing Tuesday of…

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Georgia House Passes Arizona-style Immigration Bill

April 19, 2011

An Arizona-style immigration bill passed in the Georgia House by a vote of 112 to 59 last Thursday. Following the passage of the controversial bill, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said he would sign such a bill into law. The passage of such a law would throw Georgia into the center of the national debate over…

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SC House Judiciary Subcommittee Removes Wire Transfer Fee from Immigration Bill

April 8, 2011

On Thursday, the attempt by the South Carolina legislator to tax money that illegal immigrants send back home was removed from an immigration bill. Opponents of the section said the fee on out-of-country wire transfers would hurt not only businesses but also students and military families. The Charlotte Observer reported a House Judiciary subcommittee voted…

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