Employers respond to Supreme Court’s immigration gridlock
Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Undocumented immigrants are not the only ones saddened by the United States Supreme Court’s deadlock on President Obama’s immigration reforms; many employers are also not happy.
Migration Policy Institute director of research for U.S. programs Randy Capps said these employers are composed of two groups. First, the “relatively small group” of employers of highly skilled workers who could have hired any skilled Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries. DACA and DAPA recipients cannot at the moment work legally in the country.
Second, the “broader class” of employers who hire less skilled, undocumented workers. For instance, Capps said, the meat and poultry processing industry is employing fewer undocumented workers than they used to. Now the industry “must cast a wider net” to to find workers.
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