The much anticipated Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, (S. 744), passed by a vote of 68-32 in the U.S. Senate on June 27, 2013.
Keefe Law Firm applauds the Senate on the passage of this historic bill. This bi-partisan vote reflects the realization that our nation needs to fix our broken immigration system.
The final Senate version contains sweeping changes including a 13 year path to citizenship for undocumented people living in the US, increased border security, increases in employment visas and a much more sophisticated entry/exit monitoring system.
The bill will now move to the United States House of Representatives, where it faces a tough challenge from the Republican majority. Representatives in the House may take a vote on this bill or may craft their own bill and put it forth for a vote.
It is expected that the House will begin debating immigration reform upon their return from the July 4th holiday break.
Please reach out to your Representatives and ask them to support immigration reform.
Keep in contact with Keefe Law Firm for new updates as Congress continues to work towards comprehensive immigration reform.