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Immigration News That Will Affect Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration News That Will Affect Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

The Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill on Thursday afternoon, after a recently hashed-out compromise on border security helped persuade a total of 14 Republicans to vote for the measure. The bill, which passed 68-32, could face a steep uphill climb in the Republican-controlled House. The vote brings Congress a step closer to passing its first major immigration reform since the 1986 amnesty bill that legalized more than 3 million immigrants under President Ronald Reagan. The reform will implement a mandatory, national employment verification system; allow for more legal immigration of low- and high-skilled workers; beef up border security; and eventually give green cards to most of the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants who pass background checks and pay fines. The bill has moved to the right in the… […]

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