Momentum continues to build for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013-2014 as bipartisan groups in key committees in the Senate and House find common ground. Both the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” and a House bipartisan working group expect to propose reform bills in the near future, perhaps as early as next week. While reform efforts are gaining traction, issues related to border security and earned legalization for currently undocumented workers remain as sticking points.
Any reform effort will have a meaningful effect on labor considerations for all businesses, including apartment firms. However, many industry firms continue to support a workable guest-worker visa system to allow employers to sponsor foreign laborers for a set period of time and an appropriate role for the E-Verify program, a web-based system that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their employees to be legally employed in the U.S.
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