Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proceeds to Senate Floor, Heated Debate Expected to Follow

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.

What the Immigration Reform Bill’s Early and Rapid Progress Means Going Forward—Alka Bahal

By | LXBN | May 29, 2013
Alka Bahal

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.