How to protect yourself from the new immigration bill
Posted On June 14, 2021
You’re probably familiar with the term “new” in tech.
You’re also probably familiar at least one thing about the tech industry.
The new immigration legislation is about to pass, and the tech sector is already on edge.
This is a moment when you’re supposed to get in line and do your best to make sure the new legislation stays on the books.
But, in fact, the new law is already being drafted.
And, as it’s being drafted, tech companies are starting to get nervous.
The bill is supposed to be written by a committee that would include industry stakeholders and tech companies.
But for years, the committee has been dominated by immigration lobbyists.
And so far, they’ve been successful in keeping the committee in line.
The Senate has passed two of the four immigration bills this year, and it’s expected that the committee will pass a third, if it gets the necessary 60 votes.
If it passes that bill, then the new bill would have to be sent to the House.
And in the House, it’s a no-brainer that it’ll pass.
But in the Senate, where the immigration bills are being drafted now, the committees that are supposed to write the new bills are dominated by lobbyists.
The immigration committee has no one from the tech companies that’s representing them.
They have one from a trade group that represents tech companies, and they have one of the lobbyists who represents tech in the new committee.
And the immigration subcommittee has no representatives from the industry.
So, the process of drafting the new laws is already underway, and techs are getting nervous.
Here are some of the things that they’re thinking about.
The bills are about to be drafted on the Hill.
If they pass, the legislation could go into effect as soon as November 1.
It’s supposed to put a stop to “catch-and-release” immigration enforcement policies that let undocumented immigrants keep jobs while they await deportation, and also to allow companies to hire people from their own borders, where they’d have to apply for permission to do so.
But the committees are still working on these bills, and there are still plenty of hurdles that need to be cleared.
The two major hurdles are that companies need to agree to be bound by the law and to have “good cause” to do that.
But that’s going to take time.
Companies are also worried that the new rules will put them out of business.
But as of this week, the House has passed a bill that will fix all of that.
The House version of the bill does not require companies to abide by the new standards and regulations that are being proposed.
It also doesn’t require them to hire immigrants.
But it does require them, in the future, to make it easier for people who come to the country illegally to get work permits.
Companies that already hire immigrants could be exempt from the bill.
So far, it looks like the House version is on track to pass the Senate.
But tech companies aren’t letting it go quietly.
“I have no confidence that the Senate is going to pass these [new] laws,” said Alexia Flores, vice president of public policy at the tech firm Xero.
Flores, who was part of the team that wrote the Senate immigration bill, said the new Senate bill is about a lot of things, but not all of them are about immigration.
The legislation is “totally focused on keeping the United States safe, not about anything else,” Flores said.
And this bill isn’t about immigration reform at all, she said.
The main reason for the bill’s focus on immigration is that the House bill, she explained, is about “how to address the current system.”
She said she expects the new House bill will be very similar to the Senate bill, but it won’t be as tough on the current immigration system.
But she’s worried that even though the Senate legislation will be much more stringent on companies, the Trump administration won’t necessarily be on board with the new changes.
“They’re trying to make a statement about the future of the United Sates economy, and their economic interests,” Flores told Recode.
And that’s not good for America.
The American Dream is not a reality anymore.
That’s what’s being sacrificed for the sake of political expediency, Flores said, adding that it’s an important moment in American history.
In fact, Flores was the person who drafted the Senate version of its immigration bill.
But because she’s been at the forefront of drafting immigration legislation for the last decade, she’s got some good advice for techs.
Flores said techs need to keep in mind that their own companies are not going to be able to survive the new regulations.
“There’s a very real risk that a lot will disappear,” Flores continued.
“The U.S. economy will be in real trouble.
It will be less competitive.
There will be fewer jobs.
The economy is going in the wrong direction.
So it’s very important for