Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), together with six other Democratic Senators, introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011. The bill, which would overhaul the country’s immigration system, proposes a mandatory employment verification system, a federal commission on immigration, and an earned path to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants already in the United States.
The Senate bill stands in contrast to recent House bills that focus on narrow aspects of immigration reform, such as expansion of E-Verify and tougher immigration enforcement laws. Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate.
While we remain skeptic that any major reform will happen any time soon, the only positive side is that there is still some support and interest by certain members of Congress to pass reform.