In its current form, the prognosis for the U.S. Citizenship Act is not positive. A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants will make the bill a tough sell for Republicans while enhanced enforcement on the southern border could make it unpalatable for Democrats. While both parties may disagree on components of the bill, both parties should back the loosening of restrictions on employment-based green cards. Doing so would not only support the U.S. economy, but it would also drive innovation and entrepreneurship. For this reason, both parties should back the relaxation of restrictions on employment-based green cards.
This op-ed is available in Inside Sources.