The Upcoming Immigration Reform
Author: Kaushik Ranchod
The agreement entails a 13 year path to citizenship. What this entails: to get a green card it would take undocumented workers 10 years, and another three years to gain citizenship. Throughout this period of time, undocumented workers would have to pay a fine and back taxes as well as pass a background check. The fine has yet to be decided and is unclear at this time. Additionally, there may be an increase in the H-1B cap of 65,000.
Under this legislation no undocumented worker however, will be eligible for citizenship until the border is considered secure. To measure border security a commission would be created. The commission would be made up of officials named by state and federal leaders.
Who is in the Gang of Eight?
- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
- Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
- Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona
- Sen. John McCain, Arizona
- Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey
- Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois
- Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado
- Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York
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