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Weekly Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (2/27/09)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09022770 (posted Feb. 27, 2009)"

The following immigration-related bills were introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate this week:

The Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act (H.R. 1215)
Introduced by Rep. Roybal-Allard (D-CA) on 2/26/09
Summary: A bill to reform immigration detention procedures, and for other purpose. For more information read AILA's section-by-section analysis of H.R. 1215.

The Scott Gardner Act (H.R. 1199)
Introduced by Rep. Myrick (R-NC) on 2/25/09
Summary: A bill to improve sharing of immigration information among federal, state and local law enforcement officials, to improve state and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.

E-2 Nonimmigrant Investor Adjustment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1162)
Introduced by Rep. Putnam (R-FL) on 2/24/08
Summary: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain E-2 nonimmigrant investors to adjust status to lawful permanent resident status.

The Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009 (S. 388/H.R. 1136)
Introduced by Rep. Stupak (D-MI) on 2/23/09 (introduced by Sen. Mikulski (D-MD) on 2/5/09)
Summary: A bill to reauthorize the provision exempting returning workers from the numerical limitations on H-2B temporary workers.

H.R. 1127
Introduced by Rep. Lofgren (D-CA) on 02/23/09
Summary: A bill to extend both the religious worker and Conrad 30 programs through September 30, 2009.

Fiscal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 1105)
Introduced by Rep. Obey (D-WI) on 2/23/09
Summary: Includes provisions that would extend two immigration related programs -- the EB-5 regional center program and Basic Pilot (E-Verify) program-- through September 30, 2009.

Note: Each week hundreds of bills are introduced into the House and Senate, and the likelihood of any particular bill moving is usually very small. The bills posted on this page represent all immigration-related legislation introduced this week, not legislation AILA believes is important or likely to succeed.

Stay tuned to AILA's News from the Hill page for updates on pressing legislative activity.

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