- Eli Kantor
- Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; email@example.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com
Monday, June 12, 2006
Beverly Hills Immigration Law
POSSIBLE HOUSE-SENATE COMPROMISE. As previously reported, the two differing immigration reform bills are miles apart. The House bill being "enforcement only", whereas the Senate addresses all 3 issues: 1) Securing the borders; 2) guest worker and 3) a "path to citizenship" for the estimated 12 million undocumented workers already here. The bill is now in the House-Senate Conference Committee where the parties are attempting to reach a compromise solution to this complex issue. It appeared that since the approaches were diametrically opposed to one another that it would be impossible to reach a compromise, since the House has been insisting upon "securing our borders first". However, now a possible compromise solution is being floated whereby first the "securing our borders" and "employer enforcement" would go into effect first, then after the secretary of Homeland Security certified to Congress that "the borders had been secured" and that "there was a system in place for employers to electronically verify employees work authorization status", the guest worker and the legalization portions of the immigration reform bill would go into effect. It is a potential creative solution to resolving an impasse. Stay tuned for further developments.