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Exploring the Fine Print: A Closer Look at Some Lesser-Known Provisions of the Senate's Immigration Bill

Avram Morell
Pryor Cashman LLP - New York Office

October 22, 2013

Previously published on October 21, 2013

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act that was passed by the U.S. Senate in June is widely known for four much-reported and heavily negotiated components:

  1. Legalizing approximately 11 million undocumented people
  2. Strengthening border security
  3. Raising the annual quota on H-1-B professionals
  4. Expanding available visas for unskilled workers.

However, it also contains a number of lesser-known and less controversial provisions that could impact employers of foreign workers in important ways. Although the House of Representatives will likely debate and vote on a number of separate smaller bills, rather than formally take up the Senate bill, many of these lesser known provisions -- safely out of the critical glare of the media lights -- have a good chance of finding their way into any final immigration legislation that Congress passes in the short term.


The views expressed in this document are solely the views of the author and not Martindale-Hubbell. This document is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.

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