Is a New Immigration Law Just Around the Corner?
During a tour of the U.S.-Mexican border last month, four United States senators announced that they would soon be introducing a new immigration bill in the Senate when Congress reconvenes in early April. While aimed at strengthening the border, this sweeping piece of legislation also has some encouraging news for foreign workers as well as 11 million illegal immigrants seeking a path to American citizenship.
The four senators who toured the border – John McCain, R-Ariz., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Michael Bennett, D-Colo. – are part of a larger bipartisan group of eight senators working on drafting and introducing the bill.
This broad immigration reform package has enough elements to please many different factions of the immigration debate, although certain constituent groups may not view the legislation so favorably. Supporters of tighter border restrictions and immigration controls will be pleased with ramped-up border security and higher standards for businesses to verify the eligibility of their workforce to be in the country legally. Foreign workers, on the other hand, will have much to cheer about provisions allowing more high-skilled and low-skilled workers into the U.S. for the purpose of employment. Groups likely to oppose the legislation include labor organizations like the AFL-CIO who may object to the low-skilled worker provisions unless important issues regarding wages and working conditions are addressed.
Los Angeles Immigration law attorney Leon J. Frommer is committed to helping people enter the country and remain here lawfully, whether on family-based or employment-based visas or other status. We will continue to monitor this legislation as it progresses, so bookmark our blog and check back often for the latest status of the bill. Meanwhile, if you have an immigration law issue and need to speak with an experienced and dedicated immigration lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Leon J. Frommer, serving communities in San Fernando Valley, Panorama City, Van Nuys, Arleta, North Hollywood, Carson and Wilmington.