Senate Immigration Reform Bill
Summary of Immigrant Integration Provisions
On June 28, 2013, in a historic vote, the U.S. Senate passed S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The bill is a comprehensive overhaul of much of our nation’s immigration system and includes a road to citizenship for millions of currently unauthorized noncitizens. Although, this legislation cannot move forward without action from the House of Representatives, a thorough understanding of the Senate bill may aid members of the House, as well as the public, as the debate on immigration reform measures continues.
The summary below focuses on provisions in the bill that support public and private immigrant integration efforts. Most of the provisions summarized here are contained in Subtitle E, the integration subtitle of Title II. However, a few other provisions outlined below, provisions that are scattered throughout the bill, also impact integration efforts. These efforts will be crucial to achieving successful implementation of effective immigration reform.
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