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R44230 – Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 114th Congress – 9/9/2016

R44230 – Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 114th Congress – 9/9/2016 published on

Author: Andorra Bruno, Coordinator Specialist in Immigration Policy;Carla N. Argueta, Analyst in Immigration Policy
Pages: 32

Although immigration has not been a front-burner issue in the 114th Congress, the House and the Senate have passed several immigration-related measures. Among them are the Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-68) on border security personnel, the Adoptive Family Relief Act (P.L. 114-70) on inter-country adoption, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (P.L. 114-92) on the Afghan special immigrant visa program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (P.L. 114-113) extends four immigration programs (EB-5 immigrant investor Regional Center Pilot Program, E-Verify employment eligibility verification system, Conrad State program for foreign medical graduates, and special immigrant religious worker program) through September 30, 2016,1 and contains provisions on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and certain nonimmigrant visa programs. Bills: H.R. 455, H.R. 998, H.R. 1634, H.R. 3009, H.R. 4038, H.R. 399, H.R. 3583, H.R. 3586, H.R. 1147, S. 750, S. 1808, S. 1864, S. 1873, S. 1635

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