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Economic Stimulus Bill Now Threatened by 3 Bad Immigration Amendments

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The large Economic Stimulus Bill that is now being debated in the Senate is threatened by 3 bad immigration amendments that will hurt immigrant workers and the economy.

Senator Sanders’s H-1B amendment to bar banks from hiring H-1B workers (number 306):
This amendment aims to prevent U.S. employers who are using TARP funds from accessing highly skilled, professional foreign talent that would allow them to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

Senator Sessions’ 2 amendments (numbers 165 and 239):
This amendment requires all businesses and other public or private “entities” that contract to receive money from the stimulus package to use the E-Verify program. Making the E-Verify program mandatory, can delay use of stimulus funds, hurt millions of workers and hamstring businesses who are not prepared to implement this new program, especially during this economic crisis.

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Written by MithrasLaw

February 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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