Thursday, April 04, 2013

'Gang of Eight' needs to deliver immigration fix

This is definitely our best hope, if they don't do it now, I fear it won't get done for years.   - - Donna Poisl

The Sacramento Bee, the following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Wednesday, April 3:

Republicans and Democrats working on an immigration overhaul bill missed their goal of unveiling a draft by March. Now they hope to present a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee by April 8, when they return from a two-week recess.

The so-called Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate crafting a bill has hit another of the usual stumbling blocks - what to do about future legal flows of lower-skilled immigrants who traditionally fill jobs that native-born workers shun. The failure to address this issue in the 1986 immigration reform fueled new ranks of illegal migrants.

The "Gang" does agree on admitting more highly skilled immigrants and is close to consensus on much-needed agricultural workers, a big issue for California's Central Valley.
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