Four Democratic and Four Republican senators, offered a tentative proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Proposal this week. On Tuesday, President Obama acknowledged the proposal and hints that he will work on approving some similar legislation.
There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows. The legislation acknowledges these realities by finally committing the resources needed to secure the border, modernize and streamline our current legal immigration system, while creating a tough but fair legalization program for individuals who are currently here.
They outlined four (4) key areas:
- Create a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States that is contingent upon securing our borders and tracking whether legal immigrants have left the country when required;
- Reform our legal immigration system to better recognize the importance of characteristics that will help build the American economy and strengthen American families;
- Create an effective employment verification system that will prevent identity theft and end the hiring of future unauthorized workers; and,
- Establish an improved process for admitting future workers to serve our nation’s workforce needs, while simultaneously protecting all workers.
The attorneys Kazmi & Sakata, San Diego Immigration Lawyers, will stay on top of any new developments regarding the keys to the laws. There will likely be many changes and adjustments to come over the next several months.