CIR Introduced in Senate – Bill S.6

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A Comprehensive Immigration  Reform (CIR) bill to reform America’s broken immigration system was introduced in US Senate S.6. on Jan 25, 2011.

Text of  CIR bill S.6.

Yesterday, the Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid, introduced S.6 bill in the Senate to reform America’s broken immigration system, co-sponsored by nine other Senators. This is one of the ten bills he placed in the Senate’s priority agenda for the 112th Congress. This has a long way to go ahead, but it symbolizes the Senate Democrats’ plan to initiate debate on this key issue.

  • Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
  • SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    • This Act may be cited as the “Reform America’s Broken Immigration System Act”.
  • o SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.
    • It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should–
      1. fulfill and strengthen our Nation’s commitments regarding border security;
      2. pass legislation to support our national and economic security, such as the DREAM Act, which would allow students who came to America before turning 16 to earn citizenship by attending college or joining the armed forces, and AgJobs, which would help to ensure a stable and legal agricultural workforce and protect the sustainability of the American agricultural industry;
      3. implement a rational legal immigration system to ensure that the best and brightest minds of the world can come to the United States and create jobs for Americans while, at the same time, safeguarding the rights and wages of American workers;
      4. require all United States workers to obtain secure, tamper-proof identification to prevent employers from hiring people here illegally, and toughen penalties on employers who break labor and immigration laws;
      5. hold people accountable who are currently here illegally by requiring them to either earn legal status through a series of penalties, sanctions, and requirements, or face immediate deportation; and
      6. adopt practical and fair immigration reforms to help ensure that families are able to be together.

Stay tuned for more details on this bill and progress on this bill.

To put in simple terms – Students getting Masters degree or higher from US Universities will be able to get Green Card without having waiting for several years. When actual text of the bill become available, we will post additional details.

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