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Immigration Reform in the House: to conference or not to conference, that is the question

Immigration reform is still a 50/50; the split between House Republican is getting sharper.  The House Republicans a very suspicious of the Senate and House Democrats.  The Democrats want any immigration bill to pass just so it can go to conference.  Once in conference, the Bill can be changed to the satisfaction of the Democrats and then brought to the House Floor (if Boehner breaks the Hastert rule).  At that point, a majority of Democrats in the House and minority of Republicans in House could pass the conference comprehensive immigration bill.   That is why the conservative wing of the Republican Party wants Speaker Boehner to make a promise not to bring any Bill to Conference.

The editors of the National Review, the most inflectional periodical for the Republicans wrote and article titled, “No Conference.”   Continue reading Immigration Reform in the House: to conference or not to conference, that is the question

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Does the new Senate Immigration Bill change investor visas? (Part 1)

Does the new Senate Immigration Bill change investor visas? (Part 1)

The new Senate Bill does not change the present E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader visas and there is no change to the EB-5 investor visa program.  There was a proposal to increase the required investment from $500,000 to $875,000 for Regional Centers, but that proposal did not end up in the final Senate Bill 744.

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For the New Immigration Bill, what if I left the United States after December 31, 2011 and came back?

The language of the Bill is not completely clear, it seems to say if you travel with US CIS authorization outside the US after December 31, 2011, you should be still fall under the new immigration law, however, the question will remain:  is the person in legal status at the time of traveling? which may make the immigrant ineligible unless they fell out status before April 16, 2013.

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What is in the Senate Immigration Bill?

What is in the Senate Immigration Bill?

The bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”

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