Congress has passed numerous bills regarding U.S. immigration. Some of the bills have benefited or penalized millions of immigrants while private bills have been introduced to benefit one immigrant or one family of immigrants.
This page links to the complete text of pending immigration bills introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. It also links to videos and the text of witness testimony before Congressional Committees and Subcommittees regarding immigration. Whether you are interested in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Secure Borders Act, the DREAM Act, the AgJobs bill, the Domestic Partners bill or any other piece of immigration legislation, this is a good place to begin your research.
We hope that the information contained on this page assists you in understanding how U.S. immigration laws and procedures affect you no matter whether you are a person seeking a visa, a green card or U.S. citizenship, or whether you are an employer sponsoring foreign-born professionals for immigration benefits.
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This page is divided into the following subtopics:
- Immigration Legislation 2019-2020
- Immigration Legislation 2017-2018
- How to Find Legislation, Regulations and Reports
- Contact Congress
- GOP Senators Support the Secure and Succeed Act – Introduced February 2018
- I-Squared Act (S. 2344) – Introduced January 25, 2018
- Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760) – Introduced January 10, 2018
- AILA Opposes Scheduled Immigration Bills Before Judiciary Committee (5-18-17)
- RAISE Act of 2017 (S. 354) – Introduced February 13, 2017
- Cotton and Trump Plot Crackdown on Legal Immigration (2-7-17)
- Senate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump Muslim registry (1-5-17)
HOW TO FIND LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, REPORTS, ETC.
The following information may be useful in conducting your search:
8 C.F.R. Citizenship and Immigration Service
20 C.F.R. Department of Labor (Employment and Training Administration
22 C.F.R. Department of State
29 C.F.R. Department of Labor (Employment Standards Administration)
42 C.F.R. Public Health Service
- Browse the USCIS Regulations
- USCIS Interpretations
- The Federal Register (Daily listing of Federal Regulations)
- USCIS Federal Register Announcements
- Search the United States Code (Titles 1 – 50)
- Search the Congressional Record
- How A Bill Becomes A Law
- Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
- To Obtain/Download Full Text of Legislation
- Congressional Immigration Hearings (1923-2006) – Library of Congress
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
- GAO Report: Action Needed to Address Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement (12-7-11)
PRACTICE ADVISORIES REGARDING US IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION
- New Legislation and Case Law in the World of Immigrant Post-Conviction Relief (6-13-19)
- New Immigration Jail Legislation Infographic (11-14-17)
- New California Immigration Legislation Impacting Immigrant Youth (1-26-16)
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