Immigration reform is filled with complexities. Just to name a few are the politics, the body of law and policy and often the use of terms that only add confusion. During the 2007 immigration debate, I recall the term “clay pigeon” (a Senate floor procedure) confused even the experts. Right now, the term that is turning heads is “Queen-of-the-Hill”. So why does it matter you ask? Well let me explain.
With the looming elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5, 2018, many employers face the prospect of losing employees who fill key roles within their organizations. Some of these employees may have self-identified as DACA recipients to their employer, but others may not have done so.
Making sense of trends affecting the world of work
This week, in the city of brotherly love, CFGI joined SHRM at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to continue the two groups’ push to Create a 21st Century Workplace. The delegation to Philadelphia found many DNC attendees receptive to the message.
In just a few days, I will be heading to Cleveland and Philadelphia, host cities for this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC), to carry the message that employment-based immigration reform is one key to strengthening America’s economic future.
“When the Council puts a panel together these are the movers and shakers of all the key agencies. And to have them 25 feet away from you, and to be able to say, ‘I was in Washington and was able to hear from the director of USCIS’… That carries a credibility that’s priceless.” - Thomas Barnett, JD.
President Obama's executive action on immigration is bringing major changes to the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Employers cannot afford to fall behind.