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The recent attention in the media to the pressing issue of #DocumentedDreamers gives us an opportunity to take a bigger view of immigration issues. The issue of kids aging-out is an unintended though not unforeseeable consequence of massive #GCBacklogs.🧵 👇 1/9
Fundamentally, this is a demand-supply and allocation issue. The number of #GC annually given out has not changed meaningfully since 1990. Meanwhile the US economy and labor market today are completely different from back then. 2/9
On top of this supply issue of #GC is the fact that their allocation is not equitable. How long you wait in line, usually boils down to the country you were born in. Not on skills, education, work experience, duration of stay in the US or contribution to the economy. 3/9
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Arguments linking per-country caps to maintaining diversity in America are used repeatedly. They came up yet again during the house judiciary committee hearing on 04/28, so we wanted to take some time to address it. 1/12
The thing being considered right now, is the removal of per-country caps in EB immigration. The caps apply to immigrants in this category who are ALREADY in the US and have been awaiting their turn for a green card for years! 2/12
Eliminating these per-country caps wouldn't let in any more EB immigrants into the US annually than right now. It would just make it make everyone stand in the SAME LINE for them, irrespective of their country of birth. 3/12
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Do I deserve this discrimination-I was finally happy to have my #H4EAD approved, and was tracking it all the way. Today 14th dec, it showed delivered to my mail box. I rushed to get it, but nothing was there. I got scared! & blank for a moment! Called USPS worrying about my mail
I was in 1 hour waiting. I realized what will happen to it, I waited for it endlessly and now I am fearing to loose it. I rushed to the USPS. Told them that my EAD is very important document and the mail shows delivered however it’s not delivered. She went inside to enquirer and
I was totally numb by that time thinking I can’t afford another more months in tensions, stress of H4EAD delay. She came at counter and told me my “EAD” is not delivered yet and I can collect directly from the mail man who is in my area. I thanked her and rushed back to find him.
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Another new week, another thread to clean up the dirt being tossed around by #S386 & #HR1044 opponents. This includes a lot of AILA atty's and a lot of "scholars" from a certain 2 nations. Again, not surprised at all because equality feels like oppression to them. Lets begin
#S386 / #HR1044 will make it impossible for "scholars" to come to the Universities here from ROW (mostly the 2 nations). FALSE-you come on F1/J1 visas to study.This bill only pertains to Employment based visas (EB1/2/3 etc). If you are so supremely skilled, get on H1B or other
work visas and then join the queue for employment based GC's like everybody else. Recent restrictions on F1/J1 visas apply to every nation. You are not the only ones affected. So quit whining and get to "work"
#S386 #HR1044
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I am going to try & disspell the lies/misinformation being peddled by those who oppose #S386 / #HR1044 . This will be a series of tweets and hopefully, I can stay civil because good lord we have beem taken advantage of for decades.
Its a GC giveaway bill for Indians- False-
It eliminates country caps from EB GC's so now every skilled immigrant from every nation gets to play by the same rules & on the same grounds.Nowhere does it say that Indians/Chinese will be given preferential treatment. #S386 #HR1044
This bill will make it impossible for ROW applicants to get GC's - False. It will only make everybody wait for the same time before their PD becomes current. Currently, Indians and Chinese bear the weight of the backlog- how is that fair? #S386 #HR1044
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These are the concrete new provisions of #HR1044 written strictly to protect American workers. Congress needs to #PassHR1044 to bring equality to immigrants, protect American workers and penalize bad employers.
#PassHR1044 (1/13) Employers must provide a method to calculate wages offered to the immigrant employee so an employer can NO LONGER undercut American workers by paying low wages to immigrants.
#PassHR1044 (2/13) DOL will do the public disclosure of wage rates, dates of need and other information for each such job which will now be done via the web in addition to the previous method of publication.
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1-#MyStory- Decade of my life is lost in search of American Dream,being labor &showing excellence in 9 to 5 job,law-abiding,paying taxes, with kids close to age-out,my dreams are crushed, American dreams are JUST that dreams!
#S386IsFair #PassS386 #HR1044
2-I wish i get back my 10 yrs stolen life,stolen with misinformed dual intent #h1bvisa , #greencardbacklog despite being vetted twice USCIS&US DOL,APPROVED for GC have2wait for150+yrs?
#EBGCountryCap make #NoSense my last hope is #S386 which is also being crushed by @DickDurbin
3-Not untill 4Yrs back was aware of this indentured servitude caused by #NationalityDiscrimination #ModernSlavery in a Great Nation while world is watching & laughing for its ages-old IMMG policy, adding to it, #Durbin who sabtoge #DACA #LegalImmigrants but doesn’t help in REAL
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Given all the inaccurate info here about #S386/#HR1044 and country caps as a maintainer of "diversity," I figured I'd write a thread on immigration history and why country caps are, in fact, the product of a system designed to discriminate on the basis of national origin. 1/10
Many of the first immigrants to the new country were from northern/western Europe. Anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiments were high. By the late 1800s, people from the rest of Europe and China had begun coming in. Resentment of the Irish, Italians, and Chinese grew. 2/10
It was in this context that America's *first* federal immigration law was signed into law: the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which explicitly barred almost all immigration from China. This ban was extended more broadly to other parts of Asia in 1917. 3/10
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1/ The Fairness of High-Skilled Immigrants Act, 2019, or #HR1044/#S386, which would've removed country caps on green cards in the US for Indian and Chinese nationals, particularly bringing the wait time for Indians from 150yrs to ~10...
2/ ... was blocked in the Senate by Sen. Dave Perdue after bipartisan support in the House. If you were Indian and moved to the US for an undergraduate degree in 2001, you'd be 36, have spent half your life in the country and not have a green card.
3/ You might be married with kids but if you lose your job, you might have to leave your family after paying for a college degree and 14yrs worth of usually fairly high taxes. Isn't that absurd?
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If Dan Crenshaw is the future of the Republican Party, we're f*cked !

Prove me wrong.
I've seen him virtue signal way too many times. He is trying to push a bill #hr1044 that will give thousands of good tech jobs to Indian foreign nationals. Now he's willing to compromise on #GunControl. He is a well spoken, younger version of John McCain.
Ron Desantis and Donald Trump Jr are the future of our party. These men never apologize to the mob .
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THREAD: We're hosting an Immigration Newsmaker conversation with @SenTomCotton today at 7:30a.m. EST.

The conversation, with CIS Executive Director @MarkSKrikorian, can be streamed on the link below, and we'll be live-tweeting the event here.…
@SenTomCotton @MarkSKrikorian .@MarkSKrikorian: "What attracted you to the immigration issue?"

@SenTomCotton: "It's a central issue for the US. It touches on so many concerns: prosperity, security, and community...I stopped that dreaded Gang of Eight bill in its tracks in the House in 2013."
@SenTomCotton @MarkSKrikorian Cotton on the RAISE Act: "There's been no lack of people in Congress focused on immediate things like security and enforcement. But there weren't that many focused on legal immigration. To me, that's a cornerstone. Right now it's just a mishmash of random quotas and set-asides."
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A few thoughts on the just passed HR 1044.1
1st, congratulations to the many people who have been working on this bill for more than a decade. While passing in 1 house is great, those of us who remember the Senate passing comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 know that even a bill passing by a wide margin isn't enough.2
Still, it's a huge milestone and should be celebrated. 3
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