Let’s move forward on immigration reform legislation in the new Congress – executive action without legislative reform would set back real reform
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition has been working for the better part of two decades to advance immigration reform that includes: A workable guest worker program that accounts for America’s current and future workforce needs. An employment verification system that is easily accessible, fair, inexpensive and efficient for all employers. A realistic […]
EWIC Encourages the House to Move Deliberately through the Regular Process on the Many Immigration Bills it is Considering
October 23, 2013 (See PDF Here) Now that Congress can refocus after the showdown over the budget and debt ceiling, we are hearing calls from both sides of the aisle to go back to immigration reform. The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is looking forward to continuing to work with the House of Representatives as it […]
Mark-up of H.R. 1772 – Legal Workforce Act – Congressman Lamar Smith and House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte Introduce a Bill to Improve the E-Verify System
June 26, 2013 (see PDF Here) We write to thank you for the work done on H.R. 1772, The Legal Workforce Act introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith and House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte on April 26, 2013, and we support your continued efforts toward immigration reform. This is a bill that, if passed, would mandate an improved E-Verify […]
EWIC Urges the Senate to Move Deliberately through the Debate of the Senate Bi-Partisan Bill on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
June 17, 2006 (see PDF here) The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is encouraged that the Senate is moving forward on debate of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. We believe that S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, addresses many of the major elements needed by the business community. It includes a […]
EWIC Congratulates the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Successful Mark-up of the Senate Bi-Partisan Bill on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) congratulates the Senate on meeting an important milestone in the quest for comprehensive immigration reform – passage of S. 744 out of committee. We believe that S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, addresses many of the major elements needed by the business community. It […]
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition was formed to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that includes secure borders, a pathway to lawful status for unauthorized immigrants, a fair, efficient and workable employment eligibility verification system and a guest worker program that responds to the future workforce needs of our economy. We commend the “Gang of 8″ Senators for working towards these goals.
Business Group Continues to be Concerned about attempts to limit the Scope of a Foreign Worker Program
The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) continues to be concerned about immigration proposals circulated in the last week designed to limit the scope of a lesser-skilled worker program.
We are deeply concerned about some proposals that have been circulated in recent weeks, including the idea of an appointed commission to determine “worker shortages” and decide the number of foreign workers to be admitted to the U.S. every year.
View the PDF: Hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?”
View the PDF: E-Verify Responce Letter