NumbersUSA believes the majority of immigration problems would be solved with passage of bills in the five categories below. In some categories, more than one bill has been introduced that would resolve the problem. Members of Congress who have co-sponsored at least one of those bills get a YES by their name in that column.
Only Members who have co-sponsored in at least one category are listed below. Thank them and ask them to sign up for the bills they haven't yet co-sponsored. Click on the link for each bill to read more details and view the co-sponsor list. Contact members who have done nothing and are not listed; urge them to put themselves on this Solutions Grid.
Howard University public policy professor, Ron Hira, released a study that found that U.S. tech firms are using the H-1B visa system to replace American workers with low wage foreign workers.
The study used FY13 H-1B data, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, and reveals new details about how firms are using the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program.
Pew Research Center/USA Today, December 3-7, 2014
On Obama's executive action that expands the number of illegal immigrants allowed to stay and work:
USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 13-16, 2014
Should President Obama act this year to take executive action to deal with illegal immigration in the United States, or should he wait until January for the new Republican Congress to pass legislation on the issue?
Act this year: 42%
Wait until January: 46%
Refused to answer: 2%
The immigration issue and Pres. Obama's threats to act alone on immigration contributed to his party suffering massive losses in the 2014 mid-term elections. Three-quarters of those who voted this year (74%) say President Obama should work with Congress rather than around Congress on immigration and separately, 80% want new jobs created by the economy to go to American workers and legal immigrants already in the country.
The number of Unaccompanied Alien Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014 more than doubled from the 2013, but instead of sending the children back home, the Obama Administration has relocated tens of thousands of children to communities across the country. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of where they're being sent.
Relocations from January 1, 2014 to July 7, 2014.