I’ve been neutral on this issue (leaning toward supporting the per-country caps), but one thing I am NOT neutral on is lobbying by noncitizens. IV has retained a fancy lobbying firm, and regularly has its members call and visit members of Congress. This is fundamentally wrong in the first place, but even worse considering the negative impact these workers have on U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the STEM areas.
I hope Congress will keep in mind that these workers, whether deserving of help or not, are NOT constituents.
Todd, you do NOT speak for me, and I don’t believe your polls at all.
Last night, a bipartisan group of Senators rejected a short-term spending bill that both failed to protect Dreamers, and provide a long-term budget for other critical needs, including domestic spending, and the military.
86% of Americans, including 79% of Republicans, favor permanent protections for Dreamers. But after months of kicking the can down the road, the January 19th deadline passed, and we are about to enter a period of massive chaos and uncertainty for nearly 800,000 DACA recipients and their families.
Every day the shutdown continues without a solution for DACA devastates Dreamers, their families, their communities, and our economy.
Dreamers teach our children and care for our family members. They are leaders in our companies and brave members of our military. Starting very soon, 1,200 Dreamers will fall out of status each and every day, and face deportation to countries they have never known–unless Congress acts immediately.
Enough is enough. Republicans control the presidency, the House, and the Senate. There are bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate that could pass today. It’s time for them to come to the table, and make the deal the vast majority of Americans support.