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Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee started “markup” on S.744, the Gang of 8’s comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Markup is a very important period in the legislative process because the Committee is considering over 300 amendments to the bill. Thirty-two amendments were considered in the first day of markup, and 20 out of 21 of those amendments adopted were accepted in a bipartisan manner. This is a great indication of the growing momentum to pass reform!
Markup will continue May 14th and as the process continues, we need to stay informed to ensure that the heart of the bill holds true to FWD.us’ basic principles for real immigration reform:
- Establishing a pathway to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States who do not have legal status.
- Reforming the legal immigration system to better strengthen the American economy and American families.
- Modifications to the new worker program to include an increase in the number of H-1B visas to attract the world’s best and the brightest workers, while implementing reforms that encourage this talent to reside permanently in the U.S.
- Effective border security measures that provide law enforcement the tools they need to secure the border.
A simple and effective employment verification system to ensure that employers play by the rules.
Join the FWD.us movement to let the Senate know that we are watching them closely and that we support those Senators who will bring a common sense solution to fixing our broken immigration system.