"Business-Friendly" Immigration Reform for Obama?
"Democratic Hispanic legislators oppose separating [H-1b professional guestworker visa increases from amnesty] for fear of losing business support for comprehensive reform. In principle, then, a Republican takeover of the House might increase the likelihood of a stand-alone bill on skilled immigration. That, however, is not the Republicans' priority. Lamar Smith, the Republican who would probably become chairman of the House judiciary committee, is more focused on deporting illegal immigrants and strengthening the border," says the Economist.