CABA Submits Letter Opposing Yoder Amendment to Immigration Policy
– For Immediate Release –
New York, NY, December 12, 2018: The Canadian American Bar Association (CABA) has submitted a letter to the United States Congress to share its concerns regarding the amendment included in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill in the House Appropriations Committee sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) (the “Yoder Amendment”), which aims to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based immigrant visas.
CABA believes that the Yoder Amendment threatens to impede the free movement of highly skilled Canadian workers to the United States and to cause harm to American businesses operating in cross-border industries, such as law and financial services, that support trade and other cross-border economic activity.
CABA supports the removal of the Yoder Amendment and urges the adoption of more comprehensive and equitable immigration reform that would best meet the needs of American businesses across all sectors, including those engaged in cross-border industries.
CABA’s submission may be viewed here.