Yesterday afternoon, the House -- with bipartisan support from Republicans -- passed the H.R. 1044 "Green Card Giveaway."
As expected, the bill was passed with no notice of the impending vote, no committee hearings, no "vetting" by the normal legislative process. From the outset, Grassfire's greatest concern with the bill was the PROCESS, that such a significant change in our immigration law was passed through a backroom deal. The bill also doesn't move us closer to a true merit-based immigration system that only selects the best and the brightest in fields where America needs jobs. This is the best approach for our nation and American workers.Read more
WEDNESDAY UPDATE ON FAST-TRACK GREEN CARD "GIVEAWAY" -- VOTE STILL PENDING!
Last night, the Pelosi House -- in league with GOP members -- did NOT vote on the Green Card "Giveaway." But it is becoming more and more apparent that members of Congress do not want any attention given to this vote!
With the vote now possibly taking place TODAY, Republican leaders are ducking any and all questions on H.R.1044. For example, Breitbart reports that the Republican Study Committee "ignored the imminent green-card vote" in its weekly briefing of key legislative items.Read more
Yesterday Grassfire learned that the House is FAST-TRACKING a dramatic change in our immigration system -- and the vote is scheduled for LATER TODAY.
The bill -- HR 1044 -- marks a major shift in how green cards are distributed. This shift moves away from the current system that assigns limits by nation and will shift 300,000 green cards to select countries (primarily India) that analysts say highly favor Silicon Valley businesses. Analysts say the bill could have a negative effect on American workers, especially recent college graduates who are being forced to compete with lower-wage foreign workers.Read more