On August 15, 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a non-profit policy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, released a report of policy recommendations for revitalizing the initiative to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
On June 11th, the U.S. Senate voted to move the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), the comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by the “Gang of Eight,” to the floor for debate, where it is expected to face dozens of amendments in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this past month approved on a 13-to-5 vote broad legislation that would completely redefine the country’s policies on immigration.
Senator Schumer Anticipates Passage of Immigration Bill Next Month; House Plan May Imperil Comprehensive Reform
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” has predicted that the comprehensive immigration reform bill recently passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee may receive up to 70 votes when it comes before the full Senate next week.
As the comprehensive immigration reform bill moves from the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee to a full Senate floor debate, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to introduce its own version of a comprehensive immigration reform bill soon.
After months and months of posturing by lawmakers—preceded of course by months and months of posturing by presidential candidates—it took all of a week for the immigration reform bill to make it through the bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee. There is, of course, still a long ways to go, but the early quick movement for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act can only be seen as encouraging. Joining me to explain the details and what this signals going forward is Alka Bahal, Partner & Co-Chair Corporate Immigration Practice at Fox Rothschild and author on their blog, Immigration View.
EB-5 Legislation Debuts in the House As Part of the "Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act," Or the "SKILLS Visa Act"
As immigration reform moved toward approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013, another stand-alone bill (H.R. 2131) has been introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in the House.
Earlier this week the United States Senate Judiciary Committee finished adding fifty (50) amendments to a significant immigration reform bill.
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, Clearing Path to Debate by the Full Senate
On May 20, 2013, comprehensive immigration reform legislation cleared a significant hurdle toward passage with a bipartisan vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee that moves the landmark bill to consideration by the full Senate next month.
A congressional immigration reform proposal passed its first test and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013. Action on the bill had been expected before the Memorial Day break, but not so much sooner than the self-imposed deadline.