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Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform Bill

After three weeks and hours of debate over five days, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” on a bipartisan 13-5 vote, with GOP Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Orrin Hatch (UT), and Jeff Flake (AZ) voting with the Democrats. Advocates in the hearing room burst into […]

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Day 4 of Senate Immigration Mark-up Goes Late into Night

Day 4 of Senate Immigration Mark-up Goes Late into Night

Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its fourth day—and likely last week—of the immigration reform bill’s mark-up. After spending most of the day finishing the Title 3 (interior enforcement) amendments, the senators began on the last part of the bill, Title 2 (legalization), which includes the path to citizenship. They considered 50 amendments and approved […]

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Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

For the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” committee members continued to work through Title Four (specifically regarding the W visa program) and began debating Title Three (about interior enforcement). The senators considered 21 amendments and passed 11 of them with mostly bipartisan […]

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Day Two of Senate Immigration Mark-Up Continues With Temporary Employment Visas

Day Two of Senate Immigration Mark-Up Continues With Temporary Employment Visas

On the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” the senators tackled most of the amendments to Title IV after finishing debate on a few border security amendments. The fourth section addresses the majority of non-immigrant temporary visas including those for high […]

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Senate Committee Mark-up Of Immigration Bill Begins With Border Security Amendments

Senate Committee Mark-up Of Immigration Bill Begins With Border Security Amendments

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” put forward by the bipartisan Gang of 8 group of senators, began on Thursday in front of a packed hearing room and with all 18 committee members in attendance.  Senators offered 32 amendments (out of the 300 filed), […]

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