Details employment verification regulations and includes:
Covers employment-based Visas and student and exchange visitor programs, including:
Delineates low-income youth employment opportunities and funding
The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act
Senate: S. 744 introduced by Chuck Schumer and co-sponsored by 6 other Senators
"The only history that's worth
The Issue and The Bill
The debate over immigration in America is nothing new. Every generation has had to choose how to handle waves of different nationalities seeking the American dream.
The last time Congress addressed immigration was 1996 when they passed the Illegal Alien Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act, giving undocumented aliens a path to citizenship. Since then, an estimated 11 or 12 million more people have come to live and work in the U.S. without proper documentation.
Opinions on how to handle immigration range from amnesty to deportation. Some believe reform should be comprehensive, combining the "stick" of tougher border security with the "carrot" of citizenship. Others think we should handle the issue in piecemeal fashion, tackling issues like border control and paths to citizenship one topic at a time.
In early 2013, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and 5 other co-sponsors crafted and introduced a bill that rolled up many of the piecemeal bills that had been proposed on both sides of the aisle. It passed the Senate (vote totals) and was sent to the House, where it was sent to committees.
Since immigration reform is so important to both parties, this 1198-page bill has half a chance in 2014. Here are it's major componenets.
Reduces barriers to naturalization and includes:
To provide for comprehensive immigration reform
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