IMMIGRATION REFORM STARTS ANEW.Byline: LISA The first personal computer to include integrated software and use a graphical interface. Modeled after the Xerox Star and introduced in 1983 by Apple, it was ahead of its time, but never caught on due to its $10,000 price and slow speed. FRIEDMAN
The curtain is rising on the second act of Congress' attempt to reform America's immigration laws immigration laws npl → leyes fpl de inmigración
immigration laws npl → lois fpl sur l'immigration
immigration laws npl .
And no one knows how the story will end.
For with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting that lawmakers embark swiftly on their second attempt to revamp U.S. immigration policy An immigration policy is any policy of a state that affects the transit of persons across its borders, but especially those that intend to work and to remain in the country. , there is still no agreement over what to do with the country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants or how to address the future flow of foreign workers foreign workers
Those who work in a foreign country without initially intending to settle there and without the benefits of citizenship in the host country. Some are recruited to supplement the workforce of a host country for a limited term or to provide skills on a .
Lawmakers and activists alike said time is running out.
"If we don't succeed now, there won't be another effort until after the presidential campaign," said California Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. She is a member of the Democratic Party. .
Senators met behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon to hammer out a compromise and were not expected to emerge until late in the evening. As the day wore on, several lawmakers said prospects for an agreement were looking increasingly dim.
Reid, meanwhile, continued to threaten to kick off debate today regardless of the outcome, and could push forward a Democrat-backed bill that passed last year granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.
"I've heard the compromise isn't looking good, and I've heard that it is," said Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a right-leaning, immigration reduction-oriented, non-profit, non-partisan research organization and was founded in 1985 with roots in the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and anti-immigration activist John think tank.
"I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. that there's anybody that does know, because they may be working feverishly for quite some time," he said.
Meanwhile, Feinstein and Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, made an impassioned plea to include in any immigration reform a provision enabling millions of illegal farm workers to obtain legal status.
The measure, originally crafted by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, also reforms and speeds up the nation's agricultural guest worker program.
Growers from across the country barnstormed the Senate on Tuesday pushing for the measure and painting pictures of barren farms empty of apples, asparagus and bell peppers without it.
Many complained they have been unable to find workers, despite offering wages of up to $15 per hour.
"We simply can not survive on the promise that more workers will show up, or if we pay more the problem will be solved," said Ella Vasquez, a Watsonville farm owner.