S.1: Immigration Reform that Works for America's Future Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 15 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Immigration Reform that Works for America's Future Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should:

  • create a roadmap for immigrants who are here without legal status to earn citizenship, provided they pay taxes, complete a background check, learn English, and show a commitment to America;
  • allow students who came to America as children to earn citizenship by attending college or joining the Armed Forces;
  • protect the sustainability of the American agricultural industry, including the dairy industry, with a stable and legal agricultural workforce;
  • encourage those who seek to invest in the United States and create American jobs;
  • permit individuals who earn an advanced degree from one of our universities to remain in the United States, rather than using that education to work for our international competitors;
  • fulfill and strengthen our nation's commitments regarding security along our borders and at our ports of...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S44)