Immigration Reform May Be on the Horizon, But What Does it Mean to Employers Now?


On January 28, 2013, Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake released a document titled "Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform." However, as we know, this proposal is merely a synopsisof what will likely be covered in the first draft of legislation concerning Immigration Reform presented by the Senators.

The White House also will release a proposal. Undoubtedly, there will be many others before the ink is dry on the final bill. With that in mind, it is uncertain just when and how the changes will ultimately play out. The framework does indicate, however, that both parties understand they must undertake the actions necessary to repair our broken immigration system. With suggested reforms in mind, what can we discern to counsel employers right now?

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