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Juan González: el debate sobre inmigración es “una batalla por cómo será EE.UU. en el siglo XXI”

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But then there’s another complex issue that’s also going to be in this bill, which is who gets to come into the country in the future and how. And there are actually going to be three provisions for labor flow, that people are not paying much attention to. One is for farm workers. One is for other unskilled workers, like hotel workers, service workers. And then another one is for the scientific and technical, what’s called the H-1B visas, those who come in with professional technical skills. Each of these are going to have sharp increases in the number of people admitted. As many as 200,000 people will be admitted in the low-skill categories and sponsored by their employers. But then the question becomes, is: If you’re sponsored by your employer, do you have portability? In other words, if you come in sponsored by one employer, do have to stay with that employer in order to stay in the country, or can you move your visa from one employer to another? What kind of job protections will you have? What kind of minimum wages will you be subjected to? Same thing for the farm workers. And then the other issue is the H-1B workers. Right now there are about 85,000 people allowed into the country every year under professional or skilled, scientific visas. And the business community, Silicon Valley, wants to eliminate all caps. They just want to be able to bring in as many people as possible, highly educated, to come into the country. They want to change American immigration policy from "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free," to "Give me your well-educated, those who can afford to pay either to come to a graduate school in the United States to get a quick visa into the country for permanent status or who can just basically pay their way into the country," and so, "Give me your affluent and your well-educated." So, that is a—and the numbers that are decided on that is going to have a real impact on what future immigration flow into the country will look like. Muchas gracias por ver este reporte de Democracy Now! su informativo independiente diario. No aceptamos publicidad o financiación corporativa por lo que dependemos de la donaciones de telespectadores como usted. Por favor, haga su contribución visitando, necesitamos su apoyo hoy para continuar ofreciéndoles estos impactantes reportajes en profundidad.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 41 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: democracynowes on Apr 12, 2013

Juan González: el debate sobre inmigración es “una batalla por cómo será EE.UU. en el siglo XXI”

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