American companies ARE acknowledging the FACT that the Unted States of America NEED immigrants to help it run and sustain it’s economy….
Republicans may not see things that way….
But THAT IS the truth on the ground….
Effort’s to get a Immigration deal are probably not something you’d want to bet on….
Some of the largest business groups in Washington are making a last-ditch effort to get Congress to pass immigration legislation before the end of the year and are optimistic a bipartisan agreement could fall into place.
Companies in a range of industries, from agriculture to technology, have long urged Congress to make changes to the immigration system to allow for more foreign-born workers and thereby address widespread worker shortages
But with deep partisan divides on the issue, there was little optimism of a deal getting done, until this past week when Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., began circulating the contours of a possible deal. (Sinema announced on Friday she was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent.)
While the details of a Sinema-Tillis bill have yet to be finalized, the pair’s track record of being able to reach compromise on other issues sparked a wave of optimism among industry lobbyists, who see it as their last best hope to get a deal done on immigration in an increasingly narrow time frame.
“The stars are never going to be in alignment like they are right now,” said Sean Kennedy, vice president of public affairs at the National Restaurant Association. “This piece of legislation is probably not going to have a good chance of moving in the next Congress, and as we get closer to a presidential election there’s going to be even less likelihood of something like this moving forward. So the timing is not lost on us at all.”…