People always ask me what the new law will be, whether it will affect them, and how they will apply for it. All I can say is “I have no idea.”
There are many competing bills in Congress. Here are the new bills dealing with immigration introduced in June 2009.
from AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09070666 (posted Jul. 6, 2009)
People Resolved to Obtain an Understanding of Democracy Act, or PROUD Act (H.R. 2681)Introduced by Rep. Baca (D-CA) on 06/03/09Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for naturalization for certain high school graduates.
Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009 (H.R. 2679)Introduced by Rep. Giffords (D-AZ) on 06/03/09Summary: To extend certain immigration programs, and for other purposes.
Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 2709)Introduced by Rep. Honda (D-CA) on 06/04/09Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
Criminal Alien Accountability Act (H.R. 2837)Introduced by Rep. Issa (R-CA) on 06/11/09Summary: To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.
Orphans, Widows, and Widowers Protection Act (S. 1247)Introduced by Rep. Menendez (D-NJ) on 06/11/09Summary: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2954Introduced by Rep. Quigley (D-IL) on 06/18/09Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive certain requirements under the visa waiver program for an additional 2 years.
Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2009 (S.1337)Introduced by Rep. Akaka (D-HI) on 06/24/09 Summary: A bill to exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
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.