Update on Immigration Amendments in the Stimulus Bill (HR 1) (Updated 2/18/09)

On 02/17/09, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus bill.

The conference report on the bill was agreed to by the House of Representatives (246-183) and the Senate (60-38) on 02/13/09.

The final version of the law does include the Sanders H-1B amendment. The Kingston and Calvert E-Verify amendments have been removed from the final version so there are no E-Verify related provisions in the final bill.

For more information, read AILA’s press release critical of the economic stimulus bill inclusion of the Sanders H-1B amendment.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 09021130.