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    ALERT! Senator Schumer wants to give American jobs to illegal aliens

    There are over 13 million unemployed Americans, but Senator Schumer (D-NY) has introduced an immigration bill to give 10,000 Irish citizens, per year, new E-3 non-immigrant visas to work in the U.S. Moreover, it would include illegal aliens, those who have overstayed their visas and already broken our laws.
    The legislation is an amendment to a bill that passed the House last month, which would allow easier access to employment and family-based visas for natives of Mexico, the Philippines, China, and India. The E-3 visas are for two years and can be renewed indefinitely so the legislation would lead to a permanent increase in U.S. population and continuing job competition for scarce jobs.

    The unemployment rate has been over 8 percent for nearly three years, the longest period since World War II, yet Congress continues to bring in foreign workers to displace Americans. Tell Washington it is time to stop.


    Tell your Senator to reject Senator Schumer’s bill to give American jobs to Irish immigrants, including those who are already in the country illegally. Send a fax or an e-mail by entering your ZIP Code and clicking "Go!" below.

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    Schumer Up to His Old Tricks; Will Introduce Bill Calling for 10,000 Visas for Irish

    By Joe Guzzardi, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow. Guzzardi's Op-eds about California social issues have appeared in newspapers throughout California and elsewhere for 15 years., December 14, 2011
    Normally, perseverance is considered a positive trait. But Senator Chuck Schumer’s determination to pass an amnesty, no matter how hurtful it would be to American workers, isn’t admirable unless, of course, you are the beneficiary of his largess.
    In this case the Irish, if Schumer has his way, will be the big winners.
    After a Friday meeting in his New York office with 20 Irish community leaders, Schumer announced that he is prepared to introduce a bill that would allow up to 10,000 Irish to come to America annually to work on E-3 visas. [Senator Schumer Set to Introduce New Immigration Bill to Help Irish, by Niall O’Dowd, Irish Central, December 10, 2011]
    The E-3 was first issued to Australians several years ago as a reward for its American support during the Gulf War. Once Australians have a firm job offer, they can come to the United States and renew their non-immigrant visas indefinitely.
    Stated another (and more sobering) way, the Irish would be able to come to the United States as part of a permanent workers’ flow. Even though they would officially be “temporary,” in fact, they would be permanent residents.
    E-3 fine print may also include relief through waivers for some illegal alien Irish currently living and (possibly) working in the United States.
    Apparently, the Irish were dismayed when two weeks ago the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) passed the House of Representatives (read my blog about it here) that allowed for more green cards for Chinese, Indian, Filipino and Mexican workers but reduced the numbers from Ireland.
    Schumer is counting on Democratic Senators Pat Leahy and Richard Durbin as allies and has targeted freshman Republican Senators Pat Toomey, Scott Brown and Marco Rubio for bipartisan support. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has said he would oppose the recently passed House bill. Since Schumer’s would reintroduce the H.R. 3012 with the Irish E-3 provision added, Grassley would assumedly oppose it too.
    Capitol Hill sources indicate that pressure is mounting on Grassley to allow debate. If Schumer is unsuccessful, as seems probable, he vowed to try again during the 2012 legislative session. As I previously noted, Schumer is nothing if not persistent.
    Bart Murphy, head of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, flew to New York from San Francisco to join with Schumer. At the end of their meeting, Murphy said:
    “We know we have a great friend in Senator Schumer and we look forward to the introduction of the new bill. We will work with Irish organizations across the United States to bring pressure on legislators to pass it.”
    Unfortunately, American workers have never been able to count Schumer as a “great friend.”

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    If enacted, H.R. 3012 will have a profound effect on the way permanent residence visas are allocated by eliminating per-country limits

    December 8 2011

    In last month's Client Alert we included a wrap-up of recent immigration-related legislation that had been introduced into the House of Representatives. One of those bills was the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigration Act (H.R. 3012), which would maintain the overall number of employment-based immigrant visa numbers ("green cards") at 140,000 a year, but would do away with the per-country limits on the allocation of those visas. Because the bill passed the House by a vote of 389-15 and is expected to move swiftly through the Senate, we thought we'd discuss the bill more in depth in this Alert.
    For many years, U.S. immigration law has limited employment-based green cards for citizens from any one country to no more than 7 percent of the total number of green cards approved in any particular year. Because demand for green cards is higher from countries like India and China than it is from less populated countries, the waiting time for nationals of those countries is longer than it is for others.
    A foreign national's place on the green card line is established when his employer files a petition or labor certification application for him. The date that the employer does that is referred to as the "priority date." But merely establishing a priority date is not the end of the story because the wait for the green card is still subject to the 7-percent-per-country limit. When there are more applicants from a country than the number of green cards that are available, a backlog develops, and that's why the wait for those from India and China, where there are many applicants, is so long. For example, in the month of December, the wait for a green card for those with advanced degrees (EB2) from India and China is more than three years, whereas there is no wait for those from almost all other countries.
    H.R. 3012 would eliminate the per-country caps on employment-based visas by 2015, and instead create a first-come, first-served system. Green cards would be allocated in the order in which applications or petitions were filed, regardless of the nationality of the applicant. Until 2015, the percountry limits would still exist, but there would be visas from other countries allocated to India and China, making the wait for nationals of those countries shorter. If the bill eventually becomes the law, it would have the effect of shortening the wait times for a green card for those from India and China, while almost certainly significantly increasing the wait times for those from all other countries.
    We anticipate that during this transition period from when the bill is signed into law through 2015, the priority dates for India and China in the EB-2 (advanced degree professionals) and the EB-3 (bachelor's degree professionals) categories could speed up by a year or more for each category. Many Indian and Chinese nationals will be eligible to immediately file for adjustment of status or for immigrant visa processing. The negative effect on nationals of other countries, however, could be significant, with the EB-2 category becoming backlogged and the EB-3 category retrogressing even further than current wait times.
    Starting in 2015, when there will be one worldwide quota for nationals of all countries, we anticipate lengthy visa backlogs in both EB-2 and EB-3 categories for everyone. The reason for this is that the proposed legislation does not increase the worldwide quota of 140,000. Rather, it eliminates percountry limitations and in doing so permits many more Indian and Chinese nationals to shorten their waits, while increasing everyone else's. The President is expected to sign the bill once it passes the Senate.

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    I totally disagree with this bill. I thought our country valued diversity. How are we to retain our culture and language and identity as a nation if we don't put caps on all the different nationalites so that immigrants will assimilate to us rather than colonizing and balkinizing our nation?

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    This crap bill H.R. 3012 is counter productive to the problems we're facing today..
    What? Do these imbeciles figure the E3 provision will pacify us because we are only racist against Hispanics? Fools! It's not a race issue you putz!
    This has to STOP...We need jobs for American citizens, only after all illegal aliens/visa over stayers(illegals) are out of all OUR JOBS and country, should we even consider more Legal immigration/visa extensions. And that could be a while.
    Any lawbreaker/maker not understanding this including Senator Chuck Schumer is an idiot.
    Lets tell them AGAIN....NO!!!

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    Welcome to ALIPAC americabenefits......

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