August 06, 2008
Noriega's immigration plan

I give to you Rick Noriega's comprehensive immigration plan (PDF). It has a lot to recommend it, not the least of which in my mind is this:

Increase the Number of Annual Visas. To force immigration through legal channels, the Noriega plan will boost the number of visas available each year for both high- and low-tech, white-collar and blue-collar workers. Instead of education then expulsion, immigration policy should encourage the thousands of foreign students who take advantage of Texas colleges and universities to become vibrant contributors to the state economy after they graduate through increased access to H1B visas. Similarly, agricultural, seasonal worker, and NAFTA visas must be promoted as legal alternatives to attempted illegal border crossings.

Damn straight. This is a supply-and-demand issue, and we have control over the supply. That part of it should not be a problem, and I really hope this idea catches on. Bravo.

Anyway, it's a short but informative PDF. I encourage you to read it and see what you think.

UPDATE: Here's the Chron story.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 06, 2008 to Election 2008

hi my name is carla avila and i recently moved from el paso to denver and im about to graduate so im looking for colleges over here but there all require SSN and i dont have one because i have no papers so im planing to go back to el paso after graduating from high school, and i found this program and i would like to know if you guys can give me information about the program and what you guys can do for me.


Posted by: carla avila on February 10, 2009 2:04 PM
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