An Economic Conservative Immigration Solution:
TEMPORARY ECONOMIC WAIVER (TEW)
Linda Vega and Alex Gonzalez
Guest Worker Program: It is very difficult to get an immigration reform through Congress with the un-employment level at 8%. Both, the Reagan Amnesty of 1986, and the W. Bush Immigration bill if 2006-07, was tried when we had 5% unemployment—5% unemployment is considered full employment. As a result, it is not politically feasible to propose an immigration reform with such a high unemployment level because immigrants granted Permanent Residency MAY compete for jobs with native workers. Not even Obama can get an Immigration Reform Bill in Congress with these unemployment numbers. But a perpetual guest-worker is neither good nor practical for America and our national labor pool because it creates an underclass of people with no labor rights.
TEMPORARY ECONOMIC WAIVERS (TEW):
1. There is an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants from all countries in the U.S.
2. Pew study finds that over 25% have been in the U.S. for over 15 years, and 62% have been in the U.S. for over 10 years.
3. An emphasis should be on:
a. Immigrants Taxpayers already in the labor market
b. Educated members already in the higher tax bracket
c. Skilled workers in the work force
d. Business Owners/Entrepreneurs
4. Temporary Economic Waiver (TEW): IT IS ONLY FOR THOSE ILLEGALLY IN THE U.S. Eligibility is based on the criteria listed below, in addition to the national unemployment statistic which will determine the numbers of the labor demands for skilled and unskilled workers that can be granted a waiver.
a. These waivers can be split into 3-cycles, each cycle made up of a 2 year period, so as to guarantee that the waiver cannot be granted when unemployment is high. Therefore, the national unemployment numbers will be the main factor in the number of waivers allocated.
b. A TEW can be granted to industries where immigrant workers are concentrated and where the numbers of citizens are less than 30%.
c. After the completion of a 3-year cycle, or 6 years, the applicant can submit a petition for adjustment to Legal Permanent Resident if the criteria of a “clean criminal record” is met.
d. A fine of $3000 must be paid as processing fees to cover the workload created by waiver applications. The fine must be paid at the beginning of the first wavier application and must be paid in full no later than 1 year.
e. Can apply in the U.S. and can be granted in the U.S.
f. No criminal activity
h. Based on vested time and economic situation in the U.S.
i. Mandatory 40 hours of English classes
5. Tier Process:
a. Education Degree
b. Business Owners
c. Skilled Laborers
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Linda Vega is an Immigration Attorney in Houston Texas and the Founder of Latinos Ready To Vote! Alex Gonzalez is a Political analyst and political Director for Latinos Ready To Vote!