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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 -

On the Border: Lawmakers Seek to End Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices by Border Authorities

by Snell & Wilmer on

The controversial practice of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents randomly demanding that Americans turn over passwords to their mobile devices so they can be searched at the border and at ports of entry may be...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump presidency is halfway through its first 100 days. The legislative and executive branches are under a unified Republican government for only the second time since the Eisenhower administration, and the GOP is seeking...more

WPI Insider Briefing: Spotlight on Health Care and Regulatory Reform Under the Trump Administration

by Littler on

On February 28, 2017, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining a broad vision of his agenda. The Trump administration is widely expected to chart a dramatically different course on...more

Recent Developments in Business Immigration Law - USCIS to suspend H-1B Premium Processing next month

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B filings starting on April 3, 2017. This includes all Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B cap filings, as well as H-1B...more

50-State Survey of State Immigration Laws Affecting Employers - September 2016

by Morgan Lewis on

This survey is an update on this rapidly evolving area of the law in all 50 states and focuses on laws and bills that could potentially impact employers and their worker eligibility obligations beyond existing federal...more

50-State Survey of State Immigration Laws Affecting Employers

by Morgan Lewis on

This survey is an update on this rapidly evolving area of the law in all 50 states and focuses on laws and bills that could potentially impact employers and their worker eligibility obligations beyond existing federal...more

A Preview of Business Immigration in 2016: H-1B

From proposals to slash the H-1B cap to overhauling the EB-5 investor program, 2016 is already proving to be an interesting year for business immigration. In a series of posts, the Mintz Levin team will provide an overview of...more

Legislation Proposed to Reform H-1B and L-1 Visa Programs

by Cozen O'Connor on

In November, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Assistant Democratic Leader, introduced a new bipartisan legislation seeking to reform and reduce fraud...more

White House Immigration Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

by Fisher Phillips on

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?

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

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

by Burr & Forman on

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!

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

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

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

by Ronald Shapiro on

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

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

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

by Fisher Phillips on

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?

by King & Spalding on

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

by Varnum LLP on

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

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