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​Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

On June 27, the U.S. Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744) by a vote of 68-32.  NACo issued a press statement applauding the bipartisan effort. Click here to read the statement, which highlights several provisions of the measure that NACo supports, but also points out that there is still work to be done.  

The debate now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is not expected to take up the Senate measure; House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has repeatedly stated that the House will draft its own comprehensive bill. He has also said that he will not bring an immigration bill to the floor that does not have the support of the majority of the Republican caucus. The House could also use four incremental bills considered in recent weeks by its Judiciary Committee to conference with the Senate.

County officials are encouraged to take advantage of the July 4 recess to contact their House members and urge them to take up comprehensive immigration reform.

Click here to view NACo’s presentation on comprehensive immigration reform to learn more about the impact of reform legislation on counties.

Contact: Marilina Sanz 202.942.4260


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