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Summaries & Analysis of S. 744


Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013


The Senate Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744): What’s Good, What’s Bad

El proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria del Senado: Lo bueno y lo malo

Broken down according to: road to citizenship, access to the safety net & educational opportunities, workers' rights, border issues, access to justice.


Summaries and Analysis of Titles I, II, and III

These analyses of Titles I, II, and III take into account amendments made to the bill, including the Corker-Hoeven amendment, before it passed the Senate on June 27, 2013.

Key Judiciary Committee Amendments to S. 744

After a rigorous debate, on May 23 the Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, out of committee on a 13-5 vote. The committee considered 212 amendments and approved 141 of them.  Here we highlight key amendments, both positive and negative, that the committee passed.

Senators’ Framework for Immigration Reform

On January 28, 2013, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a framework for a future bill that, if enacted, would modernize our current immigration system as well as create a process for those living in the U.S. without authorization to apply to become U.S. citizens. The framework contains four basic pillars, which would put in place a new system for future immigration while addressing the needs of immigrants currently within the country.