Details of the Senate Immigration Bill

Created: 04/19/2013 2:50 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

A look at the 844-page immigration overhaul bill introduced this week in the Senate by four Democratic and four Republican lawmakers:
   
    
BORDER SECURITY

    
PATH TO CITIZENSHIP
    
The estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally could obtain "registered provisional immigrant status" six months after enactment of the bill as long as:
    
(1) The Homeland Security Department has developed border security and fencing plans.
    
(2) They arrived in the U.S. prior to Dec. 31, 2011, and maintained continuous physical presence since then.
    
(3) They do not have a felony conviction or three or more misdemeanors.
    
(4) They pay a $500 fine.
    

   
HIGH-SKILLED WORKERS

   
    
LOW-SKILLED WORKERS
    

 

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

  
  
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION

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