Did you know that you may now apply for Provisional Waivers, Extended TPS for Honduras , Extended TPS for Nicaragua, and
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
Q&A on the Senate's Immigration Reform Bill:
Q: What is happening with the new immigration reform bill?
A: The "Gang of Eight" senators who were working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill introduced the bill on April 19, 2013. The bill is now being discussed and debated. The Senate bill will perhaps be voted on some time this summer. Once the House of Representatives introduces a bill, the full Congress will work on crafting a bill that will hopefully be voted on in early fall.
Q: When will the bill become law?
A: The bill may or may not become law. A lot will depend on what happens during the debates and when the bill is actually voted on. We will have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, we can contact our senators to let them know we support the bill.
Q: Will everyone who is here undocumented automatically recieve a green card or citizenship?
A: No. Not everyone who is here undocumented will receive a green card or citizenship. The path to receiving a green card and citizenship will involve a process. That process has been proposed to include paying taxes, registering with USCIS, having no felonies or significant misdemeanors. Check with an immigration attorney to learn more about what has been proposed on the path to obtaining a green card and or citizenship.
Q: How can I learn more about the proposed law?
A: Check this section of our website for periodic updates. You may also find information at www.uscis.gov by searching for "immigration reform bill 2013."