Joe Biden, and even President Obama supports the House’ piecemeal approach to Immigration. And this is because Immigration is simply too complex an issue. While I completely understand the frustration that most illegal people face, being in this country, working for years, a quick comprehensive bill, supported by one party can never be the solution to this complex problem.
According to Bob Goodlatte, R Va, head of the House Judiciary Committee, used to practice Immigration law. He will give Immigration a top priority in 2014. Among the pieces he will be looking at will be visas for high skilled workers, Ag workers E-Verify and securing the border. Once employers are hiring legal immigrants, the border is secured, and the high skilled (H-1B) and Ag workers (H-2B) here legally, and the country has a need for them—is taken care of, we can talk about the dreamers. And although the Dreamers were brought into this country as kids, and have known no other country, most of them have merely a high school diploma, and little skill beyond that to get a job. To have given them a path to citizenship in 13 years as the President wanted, while Master’s Degree holding legal individuals, with job, born in India currently takes 14 years to become a citizen would simply not be fair.