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The Position for both sides of immigration reform bill debate is obvious. First, the Democrats will agree to pretty much anything that will give the roughly 11 million illegal aliens a pathway for citizenship. Obviously Democrats will not pass anything that will just provide illegal aliens a type green card status because they eventually want future voters.

The Republicans are split into 3 camps. The first camp is the Moderate Republicans that will vote on pretty much anything that the Democrats propose. Senator McCain is good example of the moderate camp. The second camp is the Conservative Republicans that do not believe that people who entered illegally into the country should receive any status. The third camp is the Conservative Republicans that believe there must a Secure Border before any legalization bill is considered. The Strategy of pro-immigrant advocates should be to go after the 3rd camp of Republicans.

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H-1b strategy for the New Immigration Reform Bill

Many believe that the H-1b visas will be raised to a minimum of 115,000 visa for April 1, 2014 once the new immigration reform bill is passed. However, it is still 50/50 that the House of Representatives will pass any immigration reform bill. Moreover, even if the House and Senate passed immigration reform immediately, the H-1b increase would most likely become law at least 6 months or longer after the passing of immigration reform.

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If a version of the Immigration Senate Bills passes, it will speed up the backlog of EB-3 Employment Based Visas. Some of clients are filing the EB-3 green card application hoping they may receive a green card within four years if the new immigration law passes. The present EB-3 backlog varies based on the nationality of the EB-3 applicant. The Department of State Visa Bulletin lists the exact numbers each month The new immigration reform bill wants to change employment based green cards into a point system for permanent residency applications, so US CIS will want to speed up and clear out all permanent residency applications under the old system. This allows all EB-3 applicants from all countries and EB-2 applicants from China, India, and the Philippines to speed up their permanent residency applications if the new immigration reform bill is passed.

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