Solutions That Work: A Policy Manual for Immigration Reform

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AILA’s Policy Manual summarizes key components of the existing immigration system, identifies its deficiencies and offers workable solutions that when applied together, will fix the totality of the broken, outdated, and inadequate system.

 

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Complete List of Proposed Immigration Legislation

Are you looking for a comprehensive list of federal immigration bills? AILA maintains a list of all current immigration-related legislation on our Contact Congress site. You can also find Key Votes, urgent Action Alerts, and info on your Elected Officials on Contact Congress.

Legislative Information on THOMAS

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Obama’s Blueprint for Immigration Reform

On 5/10/11, President Obama gave a speech in El Paso, Texas outlining the need for and his commitment to fix our broken immigration system. Read the President’s complete Blueprint for Immigration Reform.

Proposed Federal Legislation

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  • H.R. 5137 - The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (Updated 7/22/14) (7/22/2014)
    On 7/17/14 Representatives Goodlatte (R-VA) and Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 5137, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act to “to stop the surge of children, teenagers, and families from Central America seeking to enter the United States illegally.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14071749.
  • Legislation Addressing the Central American Humanitarian Crisis (7/21/2014)
    A round-up of all legislation introduced after June 2014 addressing the humanitarian crisis in Central American and the impact on the southern border of the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 14072152.
  • Rep. Cuellar (D-TX) and Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) HUMANE Act (7/16/2014)
    On 7/16/14, Senator Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the “Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE)” Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 14071654.
  • Senator Flake (R-AZ) Amendment to Weaken the TVPRA (7/15/2014)
    On 7/9/14 Sen. Flake (R-AZ) filed an amendment (to an unrelated bill) to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to allow for the expedited removal of unaccompanied minors from non-contiguous countries.
    AILA Doc. No. 14071547.
  • H.R. 3846 and H.R. 4279: Bills to Authorize CBP and ICE (5/29/2014)
    Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), Chair of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced H.R. 3846 to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 1/10/14 and H.R. 4279 to authorize Immigration and Customs Enforcement on 3/21/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14052945.
  • H.R. 2377 - The ENLIST Act (5/20/2014)
    On 6/14/13 Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) introduced H.R. 2377, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training (ENLIST) Act. On 5/19/2014 Rep. Denham offered the ENLIST Act as an amendment to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015.
    AILA Doc. No. 14052001.
  • H.R. 4586 - The Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2014 (5/14/2014)
    On 05/07/14 Rep. Royce (R-CA) introduced H.R. 4586, the Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14051447.
  • H.R. 1773 – The Agricultural Guestworker Act (Updated 4/9/14) (4/9/2014)
    On 04/26/13 Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 1773 “The Agricultural Guestworker Act” of 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13042953.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042953.
  • H.R. 15 - Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (Updated 3/25/14) (3/25/2014)
    On 10/2/13 Democratic House leadership introduced H.R. 15, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”
    AILA Doc. No. 13100402.
  • H.R. 2278 – Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (Updated 12/19/13) (12/19/2013)
    On 06/06/13 Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 2278 – the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060654.
  • H.R. 3141 – Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013 (10/16/2013)
    H.R. 3141 – Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013, introduced by Rep. Miller (R-MI), directs DHS to establish a biometric exit data system in airports and seaports and to conduct a pilot biometric exit program in land ports of entry.
    AILA Doc. No. 13101662.
  • AILA Resources on House Immigration Reform (Updated 10/9/13) (10/9/2013)
    Follow along as the House of Representatives takes up the mantle of immigration reform following the Senate’s successful passage of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill. AILA will be tracking all movement in the House in regard to reforms to America’s immigration system.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072545.
  • S.744 as Passed by the Senate on 06/27/2013(1835 KB - 10/1/2013)
    Final version of Senate bill 744, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” as passed by the full Senate on 06/27/2013 on a 68-32 vote.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100109.
  • H.R. 1772 - The Legal Workforce Act (7/11/2013)
    On 04/26/13 Rep. Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1772 “The Legal Workforce Act” of 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071149.
  • H.R. 2131 - The SKILLS Act (7/11/2013)
    On 05/23/13 Reps. Issa (R-CA) and Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 2131, the “Supplying Knowledge Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas (SKILLS) Act.”
    AILA Doc. No. 13071145.
  • Corker/Hoeven/Leahy S.744 Substitute(1898 KB - 6/21/2013)
    Amendment offered to S.744 by Senators Corker, Hoeven and Leahy on 6/21/2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062165.
  • Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (Updated 10/1/13) (10/1/2013)
    On 4/16/13, the Senate "Gang of Eight" introduced S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."
    AILA Doc. No. 13041760.
  • H.R. 1417 – Border Security Results Act of 2013 (6/6/2013)
    On 04/09/13 Rep. McCaul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1417 – The Border Security Results Act of 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060647.
  • Sponsors’ Amendment to S. 744(1264 KB - 5/8/2013)
    The clean version of the Senate “Gang of Eight” Sponsors’ Amendment to S.744, released 5/1/13, to be introduced for markup in Senate Judiciary Committee. This is the version of the bill that will be used as the committee debates offered amendments. AILA Doc. No. 13050803.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050803.
  • Redlined Sponsors’ Amendment to S. 744(1748 KB - 5/2/2013)
    Redline version of the Senate “Gang of Eight” Sponsors’ Amendment to S.744, released 5/1/13, to be introduced for markup in Senate Judiciary Committee. AILA Doc. No. 13050242.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050242.
  • S. 616 – Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act(45 KB - 3/21/2013)
    S. 616 – Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act, introduced by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) on 3/19/13. AILA Doc. No. 13032157.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032157.
  • S. 600 – The H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2013 (3/19/2013)
    On 3/18/13 Senator Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced S.600 the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13031944.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031944.
  • 2013 House and Senate Reintroduce Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization (Updated 3/7/13) (3/7/2013)
    H.R. 11, S. 5 and S. 47, three bills to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, have been introduced by Rep. Moore (D-WI), Sen. Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Leahy (D-VT) respectively in the 2013 Congress. Both Senate bill have bi-partisan support. AILA Doc. No. 13012342.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012342.
  • H.R. 717 – Reuniting Families Act (3/4/2013)
    H.R. 717 – Reuniting Families Act, introduced by Rep. Honda (D-CA), contains practical solutions for reducing family immigration visa backlogs and promoting humane and timely reunification of immigrant families. AILA Doc. No. 13030453.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030453.
  • H.R. 435 - Military Enlistment Opportunity Act (3/4/2013)
    H.R. 435 - Military Enlistment Opportunity Act, introduced by Rep. Coffman (R-CO), broadens the pool of those eligible to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces beyond citizens and lawful permanent residents, and those eligible under the narrow MAVNI provisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030449.
  • S. 169 – I2 Act of 2013 (1/30/2013)
    S. 169 – Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013, introduced by Sens. Hatch (R-UT), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), and Coons (D-DE) on January 29, 2013, makes changes to the H-1B and student visas and increases access to employment-based green cards. AILA Doc. No. 13013040.
    AILA Doc. No. 13013040.
 
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