COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
In June 2013, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) with a vote of 68-32 . This legislation was the result of long negotiations by a bipartisan "Gang of 8" Senators, and represents important progress toward achieving the comprehensive reform that is long overdue. We are encouraged by many of the key provisions in the Senate’s bill.
A path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants here today, a renewed commitment to clearing systemic backlogs, a plan for processing future flow of immigrants, and a reasonable approach to enforcement are all cornerstones of the Reform Movement’s immigration priorities, and we are pleased to see such policies reflected in the Senate’s legislation. It is essential that legislation that moves through the House of Representatives contains similar protections and provisions.
Urge your Representatives to support immigration reform that is truly comprehensive, and that reflects our values as Americans and as Reform Jews. The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at 202.224.3121, or you can send an email through our action alert. For more information, please contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jonathan Edelman at 202.387.2800.