Legislation pending in the Senate to overhaul the federal immigration process could prove to be a nightmare for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Washington Post reports today. The Senate bill would permit illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least two years to apply for legal status and would set up a guest worker program. Without new resources, that kind of program would swamp CIS, which granted permanent residency to 1.1 million people last year and awarded 200,000 temporary worker visas.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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