Immigration Refrom debate continues – S. 1348

As promised, we continue to uodate you with the daily developments in US Immigration Law and the upcoming reform. I wish to thank AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) which I am a member of, for the continued updates and strong advocacy efforts.

Today, the Senate began formal debate and consideration of amendments to S. 1348. In a 31-64 vote, the Senate defeated the Dorgan/Boxer amendment that would have eliminated the Y visa new worker program. However, other amendments to curtail the program are likely to follow, beginning with possible consideration of the Bingaman amendment on Wednesday morning. Senator Bingaman’s (D-NM) amendment would cut the number of Y visas from 400,000 down to 200,000 annually.