New immigration rules may cause problems for highly skilled immigrants as this article in today's Washington Post explains. (Spotted via Free Internet Press - thanks.)
The proposed Bill seems to draw a line under the past, but is much tougher on future immigration. This raises the issue of fairness: for example, the amnesty would cover some 3 million resident "illegals" from India (see here) but make entry more difficult for "legitimate" Green Card holders' relations.
The Christian Science Monitor gives good coverage to the debate - see their article here and also the linked articles below it.
And if you wish to see the draft text of the Bill itself - all 326 pages of it - click here.
I guess that the difficulties of a bill like this arise from a conflict of objectives. If the US education system provided all the skilled workers America needs, the US could be simpler and firmer on immigration.
Instead, senior figures like Alan Greenspan voice support for easier immigration as a quick economic fix, ignoring the implications for the future. Why, that's almost like printing money now and leaving tomorrow's inflation for others to handle.