Published Date:  

2006-04-07 04:00

Public Description:  

S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, would grant “blanket amnesty” to the spouses and children of illegal aliens granted such amnesty; would grant “multi-step citizenship amnesty” to spouses and children of aliens granted “deferred mandatory departure amnesty” or “AgJOBS amnesty”; would grant H-4A visas to the spouses and children of aliens granted H-2C “temporary worker” status; would increase the cap on family-preference visas by at least 254,000; would expand the definition of “immediate relative,” for purposes of exemptions from the numerical cap; and would exempt the spouse and children of employment-based immigrants from the numerical cap on employment-based visas. The bill would make a minimum of 14.4 million illegal aliens currently present in the United States eligible for some form of amnesty; would grant “blanket amnesty” to illegal aliens who have been in the U.S. since April 5, 2001, who have been employed for at three of those five years, who pay back taxes, who attempt to learn English and U.S. history and government, and who pay a fine; would grant “multi-step citizenship amnesty” to illegal aliens who have: (1) lived in the U.S. for at least two years; (2) performed agricultural work for at least the equivalent of 21.5 full-time weeks in the past two years; and (3) lived in the U.S. for at least five years and who entered before they reached 16 years of age; and would grant “reward amnesty” to members of persecuted religious minority groups who filed an asylum application in the U.S. before May 2006.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Arlen Specter [D-PA, 1981-2010] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 2611

Chamber:  

Senate