SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL

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On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) by a vote of 68 to 32 with bipartisan support. This marks the first time since 2006 that a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate. The bill contains provisions calling for an increase in border security, more H-1B work visas, a new work visa category for lower skilled works, a reduction in the permanent residence backlog, and many more changes to reform the current legal immigration system. A summary of the bill provides more information.

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