The Senate this year tried to overhaul the nation's immigration system, but the bill foundered over concerns that too little was being done to enforce the laws, illegal aliens were being granted amnesty and guest workers would drive down wages of U.S. workers.
Some high-skilled foreign workers complained that the bill treated illegal aliens better than legal, high-skilled workers already here and waiting for green cards, or legal permanent residence. They said illegal aliens would not be limited by their country of origin, so millions of illegal alien workers from Mexico could gain a path to citizenship while those legally waiting in line would still be subject to country-by-country limits.
Monday, August 27, 2007
A Washington Times story on some of the "hurdles" faced by high-skilled immigrants also has a paragraph on how some of these immigrants felt about the "grand bargain" (e.a.):