Key Committee Approves Immigration Bill

With a bipartisan vote of 13 – 5, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee sent the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744, to the full Senate. Majority Leader Reid anticipates bringing the bill to the Senate floor in June. S. 744 provides a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented people currently in the country. The bill also provides a new “W” visa for low-skilled workers. The bill as currently written would do away with the sibling category in family visas. The Arc is concerned about the negative impact that provision could have on individuals living in other countries whose family caregivers become incapacitated or die, leaving the individual with I/DD without caregivers.

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