Immigration reform

How the Immigration Reform Affects Your Moving Company

How the Immigration Reform Affects Your Moving Company

The affects of the November 2012 election may have started appearing in the form of immigration reforms. This could be of significant importance to AMSA members, especially those who have many seasonal workers as drivers who require the H-2B visa. One of the main reasons is that Republicans have found a new interest in this issue with the larger majority in Hispanic population supporting President Barack Obama.

Overall, the president received 50.6% of overall votes, but among the Hispanics, he received the votes of 71% voters. The Republicans have realized that they need to do something, and the answer lies in supporting immigration reforms. It is estimated that political stars are beginning to align. Reform in immigration was the key campaign topic for Obama during both election campaigns.

It was also included in the State of the Union address 2013 and he even prepared a special legislation in case the congressional efforts were to fail. Even in recent surveys, it has been shown that reforms receive public support.

An agreement for a comprehensive immigration proposal was also reached by a few senators in the beginning of 2013. This spring they are planning to place it in the Congress. This plan is going to pave the path for citizenship of unofficial immigrants after the borders are secured, the system is reformed for recognizing skills and talents for building the U.S. economy, creating effective employment verification programs, and creating a better procedure for enabling temporary, future guest workers.

In the background, many other stakeholders are also ready to support the reforms. Conservatives had been some of the staunchest in opposing “amnesty” in the past. However, many of them are now showing willingness for supporting the reforms if some important conditions are met, including border security.

Even the technology driven business community is pushing for the new changes for allowing skilled workers in the industry. The business community sees these workers coming for education and not being allowed to remain back for working or opening businesses for creating more employment opportunities.