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Weekly Round-Up of Immigration Related Legislation (4/10/09)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09041073 (posted Apr. 10, 2009)"

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

Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy Act of 2009 (H.R.1791)
Introduced by Rep. Flake (R-AZ) on 3/30/09
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B non-immigrants.

H.R.1823
Introduced by Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) on 03/31/09
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve communication between the Secretary of Homeland Security and State and local law enforcement officials regarding the treatment of aliens who have been ordered removed and also charged with an aggravated felony under State law.

H.R.1870
Introduced by Rep. McGovern (D-MA) on 04/02/09
Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for relief to surviving spouses and children.

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 (H.R.1868)
Introduced by Rep. Deal (R-GA) on 04/02/09
Summary: To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.

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.