May 9, 2006
Senate to Take Up Immigration Beginning Monday, May 15
We have learned that comprehensive immigration reform legislation
will go before the full Senate on Monday, May 15. It is our understanding
that the Senate has set aside two-weeks to debate the issue on the
floor with the hopes of passing a bill out of Senate before they
adjourn for Memorial Day recess. Though no deal regarding procedure
(number of amendments and conferees) has been agreed to, progress
is being made and we anticipate that an agreement is forthcoming.
It is important to note that the substantive compromise remains
in tact. Click here to access a chart that outlines some of the
major provisions of this bi-partisan compromise.