Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12032265 (posted Jul. 19, 2013)"
AILA Resources on Legalization
Currently, an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live and work in the United States. Most of them already have deep roots in this country, including strong family ties such as spouses, children, parents, or extended family. AILA applauds the plans offered by President Barack Obama and the bipartisan group of senators to create a roadmap to lawful permanent resident status and eventually citizenship for these 11 million aspiring American citizens living, working, and contributing to our communities. Poll after poll shows that almost two-thirds of American voters support including a road to citizenship as part of any immigration reform package. Across America, millions of immigrants and their families, businesses, and communities-indeed our entire nation-are calling for immigration reform.
S. 744 - The Senate Immigration Reform Bill
S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," sets forward a road to legalization and eventual citizenship for undocumented immigration living in the United States. It is in our nation’s security, economic and humanitarian interests to bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. To succeed in achieving this goal, the legalization program must ensure that: undocumented immigrants feel safe coming forward to apply, financial and technical requirements for legalization can reasonably be met, and eligibility criteria are not overly rigid. Accordingly, S. 744 includes the following measures: confidentiality, legal review of denials, oversight, ability to travel outside the U.S., flexible application requirements, affordability and discretion. (AILA Doc. No. 13041760.)
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