In a closed door discussion, a number of big time entrepreneur executives told the Texas Representative Ted Poe, a fiver term Republican that they cannot search for enough Americans that are enthusiastic with the idea of repairing stuffs in the sidewalk, selling sub standard good in the streets or take part in performing low-key works just so that the fourth largest U.S. city keeps on buzzing. What they need are not people, but a tough guest-worker program.
The representative in response to the executives said that he is now working on a certain bill that answers the problem, he assured each one of them that his Co-Republicans are very much helping to overhaul the U.S. Immigration system in the months to come. The immigration system of the U.S. has been struggling in dealing with the almost 11 million undocumented and paperless residents in the United States. As the summer season is ending and lawmakers are starting to return to their home districts, hundreds of businesses in the U.S. have in a subtle way persuading the Republicans like Poe for a change in the way the whole immigration works and operates. These entrepreneurs and all their constituents offer their hand to support the system overhaul despite the objections from the activists.
This discreet method being used by the businesses, coupled with the resolutions of the few conservative lawmakers to take a full month of campaign against the U.S. President Barrack Obama’s overhaul in the health care department have seemed to decrease the pressure for the immigration debate. The meetings that were held by the members of the Congress this month have not turned into a mess and chaotic exchange of opinion as others have feared it to become. And because of this unexpected albeit positive outcome, the people and the force behind the resolution have been very optimistic that their cause will finally see the light of day in the coming years even with the still present differences and division of stand in the House of Representatives.
According to Glenn Hamer, the president of the Arizona Chamber of Business and Industry, they are confident that this issue will be resolved sooner than later. The business sectors such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been keeping the modification of the immigration system in its top priorities since the current laws, with all its conflicting labor regulations makes it hard to look for workers that they can hire and recruit . The sector has spent long time lobbying higher ups to push the immigration bill up to the Senate and they hope that it gets noticed and given attention by June. The bill is being backed by 14 senators in the Senate’s 46 Republicans and 52 Democrats. A new visa programs for foreign workers, additional conditions for the verifications of the legality of a worker’s status among others are some of what is included in the bill.
The businesses are hand in hand, in making this bill work. Some are travelling from place to place, state to state just to convince other Republicans and Democrats to back the bill up. There have been a lot of strong and loud negative response from the oppositions but according to Poe, his attention will not be divided for this issue has to be addressed.