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S.744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 7 (3 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 16, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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3rd Nov. 30, 2014
5th Nov. 23, 2014
7th Nov. 16, 2014
8th Nov. 9, 2014
9th Aug. 3, 2014

Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act - (Sec. 2) States that passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing U.S. sovereignty and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society.

(Sec. 3) Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) (Secretary) from processing applications for registered provisional immigrant status (RPI), as established by this Act, until the Secretary has submitted to Congress the notice of commencement of implementation of the Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy and the Southern Border Fencing Strategy.

Prohibits the Secretary from adjusting RPI aliens to lawful permanent resident status, with certain exceptions, until six months after the Secretary certifies to the President and Congress that: (1) the Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy submitted to Congress includes the minimum technological...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
June 27, 2013 Senate ordered measure printed as passed.
June 27, 2013

Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 32. Record Vote Number: 168. (text: CR S5357-5475)

June 27, 2013

Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 32. Record Vote Number: 167. (consideration: CR S5330; text: CR S5330)

June 27, 2013

The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 32. Record Vote Number: 166. (consideration: CR S5330)

June 27, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5315-5317, S5317-5320, S5320-5329, S5357-5475)
June 26, 2013

Cloture on the committee reported substitute amendment, as amended, invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 67 - 31. Record Vote Number: 164. (consideration: CR S5215-5216; text: CR S5215)

June 26, 2013

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 30. Record Vote Number: 162. (consideration: CR S5215)

June 26, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5205-5216, S5216-5219, S5220-5222, S5223-5226, S5227-5229, S5235-5236, S5238-5247, S5249-5252, S5306-5313)
June 25, 2013 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S5128-5129)
June 25, 2013 Point of order that the measure violates the Congressional Budget Act raised in Senate. (consideration: CR S5128)
June 25, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5112-5119, S5122-5134)
June 24, 2013 Motion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 1554 fell when cloture was invoked on SA 1183 as modified in Senate. (consideration: CR S4988; text: CR S4988)
June 24, 2013 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4988; text: CR S4988)
June 24, 2013 Cloture motion on the committee reported substitute amendment presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4988; text: CR S4988)
June 24, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4988-5013)
June 21, 2013 Motion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 1554 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4977; text: CR S4977)
June 21, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4850-4980)
June 20, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4730-4740, S4741-4742, S4743-4757, S4758-4763, S4764-4786)
June 19, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4628-4629, S4631-4637, S4640-4641, S4641-4642, S4644-4654, S4655-4661, S4663-4670)
June 18, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4546-4554, S4554-4574)
June 17, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4518-4520)
June 13, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4435-4443, S4450-4460, S4460-4472)
June 12, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4359-4400)
June 11, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S4093-4206; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S4093-4195))
June 11, 2013

Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 15. Record Vote Number: 147. (consideration: CR S4093)

June 11, 2013

Cloture on the motion to proceed to measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 82 - 15. Record Vote Number: 146. (consideration: CR S4086; text: CR S4086)

June 11, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4071-4086, S4086-4093)
June 10, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4028-4040, S4041-4043)
June 7, 2013 By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 113-40. Additional and Minority views filed.
June 7, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3998-4014)
June 6, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S3969)
June 6, 2013 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S3969; text: CR S3969)
June 6, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3969)
June 6, 2013 Star Print ordered on the bill.
May 28, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 80.
May 28, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
May 22, 2013 Hearings Held Prior to Referral by House Committee on the Judiciary.
May 22, 2013 Hearings Held Prior to Referral.
May 22, 2013 Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
May 21, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
May 21, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
May 20, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
May 16, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
May 14, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
May 9, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
May 7, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-254.
April 23, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
April 22, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
April 19, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-44.
April 17, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.