On Jan. 30, 2014, House Republicans announced new highly anticipated principles outlining the philosophy behind their approach to immigration reform this year. Prior to the comprehensive principles, Republicans insisted on a piecemeal approach to reform through a series of small bills, mostly aimed at their priorities such as border enforcement and high skilled visa programs.
Multifamily industry issues outlined in the principles include expansion of the E-Verify Program used to determine the status of prospective employees, as well as a focus on temporary worker visa programs. Many elements of the principles speak to aspects of the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill passed last year, leading some to believe the door is open to negotiation between the House and Senate.
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