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Offline eBalita

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US immigration bill: who is fighting for Filipinos?
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:55:39 AM »
While US senators forge a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, senators themselves push and lobby for their interest groups. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for special treatment for Irish workers; his state is home to a large population with Irish ancestry.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sought help for the cruise-ship industry, a big business in his home state of Florida. And Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado wove in a boost for ski areas.
After months of difficult negotiations -- which nearly derailed an immigration deal -- the business community and labor unions hashed out a new work-visa program to allow up to 200,000 low-skill workers to come to the U.S.

The question is, who is coming to bat for Filipinos?

My guess is. NOBODY.

Why? Because we are not a solid political force that gains the attention of politicians in the US. Think about that next time you decide NOT to participate in the electoral process.

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