What is Missing from the “Leaked” White House Immigration Bill?
A TEMPORARY WORKER PROGRAM
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) once again calls on the Administration to acknowledge the need to include a new worker program that addresses real economic and business needs.
A robust temporary worker program is an essential component of border security. One of the fundamental flaws of the 1986 legislation was its failure to provide a legal channel for the workers our economy needs to enter this country in an orderly way. A robust temporary worker program, tough legal safeguards to test the U.S. labor market and ensure that U.S. workers are not available and a flexible program cap that can adjust up or down to market needs over time, thereby taking pressure off the border is a rational and necessary solution.
EWIC is a broad-based coalition of national businesses and trade associations from across the industry spectrum concerned with the shortage of both semi-skilled and unskilled (“essential worker”) labor. EWIC supports policies that facilitate the employment of essential workers by U.S. companies that are unable to find American workers.