March 10, 2006
Immigration Reform and the "Mark"
The Senate debate on immigration reform continues as the Senate Judiciary
Committee has concluded its third day of mark up of Senator Specter's "Chairman's
Mark" on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006. Although the
Chairman's Mark contains many positive provisions, it has not yet adequately
dealt with some of the most difficult issues , such as the undocumented
currently in the U.S. or the proposed new temporary worker visa program.
A fourth and fifth markup are set for next Wednesday and Thursday, March
15 and 16. The Senate is scheduled to take up the immigration debate on
March 27 following a one week recess.
Laura Reiff, national practice group chair of Greenberg Traurig's business
immigration practice and co-chair of the Essential Workers Coalition, is
continuing to work with members of the Senate to achieve significant immigration
reforms that will benefit U.S. businesses.