Yesterday, the United States Senate voted to approve legislation that would overhaul the nation’s immigration policies, creating a path to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. The historic 68-32 vote to approve the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill marks a significant step for comprehensive immigration reform, which NYLAG has long supported. The mere fact that 14 Republicans reached across the aisle to pass this bill is telling of our lawmakers’ abilities to collaborate across party lines. NYLAG applauds the bipartisan spirit of the Senate, and it is my hope that the House of Representatives will follow the Senate’s example. I am especially proud of New York’s Senator Schumer for negotiating such a comprehensive measure.

The bill itself, as I have mentioned in previous posts, contains many new provisions that early on, NYLAG advocated for through targeted communications with numerous elected officials. Click here to view NYLAG’s CIR Framework.

Blog Post by Yisroel Schulman
President & Attorney-in-Charge