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Recent Developments in Immigration

15 year Path

Republican 15 year Path to Legalization Under the “dignity program” proposed by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years would be allowed to work legally while paying $1,000 annually into a new fund supporting job training for American workers. After 10 years, the immigrants

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Senator Proposes TPS for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in formally requesting that the Biden administration grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) re-designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, in addition to a new TPS designation for Guatemala. In a letter to Secretary of

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Update on BBB Immigration Provisions

Decision on Parole for Noncitizens by Christmas Senate Democrats are ramping up talks with the parliamentarian as they try to hit an ambitious goal of passing President Biden’s climate and social spending bill before Christmas. Sen. Charles Schumer detailed meetings that committees and Democratic staff have had or will have with parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, who

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Immigration provisions to benefit 7.2 million noncitizens

7.2 noncitizens would receive Work Authorization MPI researchers estimate that immigration-related provisions within the Build Back Better Act that passed the House on Nov. 19 and is now before the Senate could provide work authorization and protection from deportation to nearly 7.2 million unauthorized immigrants who have been in the United States as of January

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Parole Provision Passes Initial Test

Legalization provisions pass initial Test The parole provisions of the Build Back Better bill receive initial analysis by Senate Parliamentarian, increasing the chances of this provision being included in the bill when, or if, it is passed by the Senate.  These provision would allow millions of noncitizens to apply for work permits, permission to travel

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Immigration Legislation

What Are the Immigration Benefits in the Build Back Better bill On November 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better (BBB) bill. This bill needs to be passed by the Senate and signed by President Biden before any part of this bill becomes law. What Immigration Provisions are Included? The only

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