Final Version of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed the final version of the Immigration Reform Bill after weeks of debate and amendments. . There were several key amendments made to the immigration reform bill, which included increased border security, an increase in the number of eligible H1-B skilled worker visas, and W visas for unskilled labor. Additionally, the Senate chose to increase the time a registered provisional immigration (RPI) must wait to become a legal permanent resident the original five year wait time to eight years. As a result of this change, the minimum time a RPI must wait to become a citizen also increased from a total of 10 years to a total of at least 13 years.

The final bill is now available for you to read below

Final Immigration Reform Bill Passed by Senate

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