Jennings Immigration Law Office

Details of the Final Senate Immigration Bill

May 26, 2006

Yesterday the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  The bill does represent progess even though it retains many bad elements.  Details of the bill are below, courtesy of AILA.  The bill now moves to the joint House-Senate conference to try to resolve the significant differences between S.2611 and H.R.4437.

Path to Legal Status for Undocumented Currently in the United States

Family Unity and Family and Employment Visa Backlog Relief

High-Skilled Immigration Reforms

New Temporary Worker Program with Labor Protections and Path to Permanent Status

Reforms to Agricultural Worker Program

Path to Legal Status for Undocumented High School Students (DREAM Act)