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S. 744 Proposed Amendments to Immigration Bill Run the Gamut

A list of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s proposed amendments to the massive comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” run the gamut from efforts to eliminate major core benefits such as eligibility for the legalization program known as Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status, to efforts to expand benefits, such as to LGBT families, to minor tweaks, as well as special interest provisions. Over 300 amendments were filed by the 5pm deadline on May 7. A list by short subject, section and Senator was prepared by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Debate begins tomorrow and can be followed on CSPAN and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s webpage.