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Summaries & Analysis of S. 744

Compose

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


TABLE

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.

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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.


SUMMARY & ANALYSIS
Key Judiciary Committee Amendments to S. 744
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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.


SUMMARY & PRELIMINARY RESPONSE
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.