Summaries & Analysis of S. 744
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013
The Senate Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744): What’s Good, What’s Bad
El proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria del Senado: Lo bueno y lo malo
Broken down according to: road to citizenship, access to the safety net & educational opportunities, workers’ rights, border issues, access to justice.
Summaries and Analysis of Titles I, II, and III
These analyses of Titles I, II, and III take into account amendments made to the bill, including the Corker-Hoeven amendment, before it passed the Senate on June 27, 2013.
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Border Security (Title I) (PDF)
Provisions related to border security goal and plan, border security triggers, border funding and resources, monitoring and accountability.
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Immigrant Visas (Title II) (PDF)
Provisions related to a new registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status, adjustment to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, farm worker program, DREAM, future immigration, family visas, access to public benefits and to health care under the Affordable Care Act.
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Interior Enforcement (Title III) (PDF)
Provisions related to electronic employment eligibility verification, increased penalties, increased worker protections, other enforcement issues.
- DREAM Provisions in S. 744
S. 744 incorporates key provisions from the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. These provisions would provide a direct road to U.S. citizenship for undocumented youth who graduate from U.S. high schools and attend college or perform military service.
- Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Summary of Immigrant Integration Provisions (PDF)
Provisions that support public and private immigrant integration efforts. Most of the provisions summarized are contained in Subtitle E, the integration subtitle of Title II. However, other provisions scattered throughout the bill also impact integration efforts.
- (Overview) Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013
At this historic juncture, the U.S. Senate has passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744), which, if enacted, would comprise the largest-scale overhaul of our immigration system in more than 25 years.
SUMMARY & ANALYSIS
Key Judiciary Committee Amendments to S. 744 (PDF)
After a rigorous debate, on May 23 the Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, out of committee on a 13-5 vote. The committee considered 212 amendments and approved 141 of them. Here we highlight key amendments, both positive and negative, that the committee passed.
SUMMARY & PRELIMINARY RESPONSE
Senators’ Framework for Immigration Reform
On January 28, 2013, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a framework for a future bill that, if enacted, would modernize our current immigration system as well as create a process for those living in the U.S. without authorization to apply to become U.S. citizens. The framework contains four basic pillars, which would put in place a new system for future immigration while addressing the needs of immigrants currently within the country.
Read our FAQ about S. 744, the immigration reform bill that has passed the Senate but is not yet law.
¡Protéjase contra el fraude!
Lea nuestras “preguntas frecuentes” sobre S. 744, el proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria que fue aprobado por el Senado pero que todavía no es ley.
Lea también este folleto preparado por la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México.