Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation

Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States,... more +
Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States, the term is often used to describe legislative efforts to remedy problems associated with illegal immigration, including protecting undocumented workers, expanding citizenship eligibility, and strengthening border security.   less -
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White House Immigration Update

On August 5th, the White House released a comprehensive update on President Obama’s efforts relating to immigration these past few months, including traveling to Texas in July to meet with local officials, faith leaders, and...more

Immigration Legislation Update

In 2013, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform had high hopes for a significant overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, a prospect that appears increasingly unlikely as the end of the year approaches. While...more

Comprehensive Immigration Bill Hoping to Reignite Conversation on Reform

On October 2, 2013, House Democrats introduced H.R. 15, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” H.R. 15 is a comprehensive immigration reform bill modeled on Senate bill S.744,...more

New Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in United States Legislature

On October 2, 2013, members of the Democratic Political Party in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 15, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”. H.R. 15 is a comprehensive...more

Is Mandatory E-Verify On The Horizon?

In June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Eight." One of the main tenets of the bill is a path to...more

What Comprehensive Immigration Reform May Mean To Your Business

Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a hot topic in Congress and in the news media. While the debate continues to rage over issues pertaining to legal status for undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S., don’t lose sight...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: August Recess - Contact Your Member of Congress!

Congress takes a holiday in August. But the members do not go fishing – at least not the whole month! They are conducting town hall meetings, in-person visits with constituents, and in all ways reconnecting with their...more

House Immigration Vote Tentatively Set for October

At a Racine, WI town hall meeting, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced the House’s pending plan to vote on important immigration legislation in the fall. Since the June passing of the Senate...more

The White House Reports on Benefits of Immigration Reform

The Executive Office of the President recently released a report detailing the benefits comprehensive immigration reform will have on the U.S. economy. With the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, S-744, now in the House...more

Immigration Reform Proposal Would Mandate Employer Use of E-Verify

Senate Bill No. 744, known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2013, is now being considered by the House of Representatives, and Title...more

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Proceeding To A Full Vote On Border Security Amendment To Immigration Reform Bill

On June 24, 2013, the Senate passed by a vote of 67-27 a motion to invoke cloture on the border security amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform package. ...more

Healthcare Reform And Seasonal Guest Workers

Many employers are eagerly watching the U.S. Congress as it debates comprehensive immigration reform legislation. However, employers of foreign workers need to be aware of another comprehensive reform already enacted—the...more

Historic Immigration Bill Passes Senate but House May Have Its Own Agenda

Vice President Joe Biden presided over a historic session as the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744), last Thursday, June 27, 2013....more

Immigration – Full Steam Ahead in the Senate, Another Breaking of the Hastert Rule on Tap in the House?

While the Senate has taken important first steps in considering a comprehensive immigration bill, progress in the House has been more halting. The Senate voted overwhelming to proceed to consideration of the bill and while...more

Senate Passes Immigration Reform

The Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill. ...more

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

The immigration reform bill, S-744, passed the Senate yesterday by an overwhelming majority vote of 68 to 32. The vote included support from 14 Republicans and no opposition from Democrats....more

Senate Passes Sweeping Immigration Bill

Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to pass a sweeping immigration bill that would put the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants on the path to American citizenship and invest $46 billion to increase border security...more

Washington Insight - June 2013

In This Issue: - King & Spalding Partners Address Political Intelligence Industry - On the Politics of Immigration Reform - Appropriations and Sequester – Laying Down Markers - The Congressional Appropriations...more

The Path to Citizenship in the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

Just yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a “border surge” amendment to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” paving the way for possible cloture and full senate vote on the bill on or...more

Employment Law Update: Immigration Reform on the Hill

This month, all American employers should keep a watchful eye on the debate on comprehensive immigration reform. The expansive bill that has taken center stage on the floor of the U.S. Senate, will impact recruiting and...more

Employment Law Insight - June 2013

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Employment Law Insight, a service of the Employment Law practice group at Patton Boggs LLP... ...Why “Employment Law Insight”? Employers have available to them, and indeed are...more

Border Security: A Key Focus of Debate on Immigration Reform

Even though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called for an end to debate on the S. 744 immigration reform bill, there is sure to be further debate in the House on the topic of enhanced border security, a legal predicate...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: What Does the Senate Vote Monday (June 24, 2013) Mean For You?

The Senate voted to close debate on the bi-partisan immigration reform proposal by a wide margin, 67 voting in favor. While there is no guarantee that a Senator that voted to close debate will vote for the bill (or vice...more

Immigration Legislation Update

The “Gang of 8” appears to have reached a deal on the immigration bill that calls for nearly doubling the amount of border agents (almost 20,000 more), the distribution of $3.2 billion in technology upgrades for the border...more

Senate Votes to Take Up Immigration Reform Bill

On Tuesday, June 11, the immigration reform bill, S. 744, passed the next significant hurdle on the road to becoming law. In the morning, the Senate voted to limit debate on the motion to proceed to the bill. Then, in the...more

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