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Obama calls for immigration law by end of the year

By Bill at October 24, 2013 23:56
Filed Under: Immigration News

President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to finish work on an immigration overhaul by the end of the year. read full speech 

During remarks at the White House, Obama insisted that Congress has the necessary time to finish an immigration bill by the end of the year. The Senate passed sweeping legislation this summer that would provide an eventual path to citizenship for some 11 million immigrants living here illegally and would tighten border security. It also increase the annual H-1B visa cap from 65,000 to 180,000, depending on demand

The White House was buoyed by comments this week from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who said he was optimistic his chamber could act on immigration by year’s end. However, most House Republicans have said they prefer a piecemeal approach to fixing the nation’s fractured immigration system. 

On Wednesday, two More House Representatives Joined Co-Sponsorship of House Democratic Version Comprehensive of Immigration Reform Bill(H. R. 15). Now the total number of co-sponsors of H.R. 15 has increased from 182 to 184. 

Based on our analysis, if the president could sign the immigration bill in coming months, there will be 140-150K H-1B visa available on April 1, 2014. Please stay tuned. 

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