Senate Democrats to Include Immigration in Their Economic Agenda Bill

The Senate Democrats have freshly formulated an argument to introduce a plan for legalization for millions of immigrants in their $3.5 trillion bill to expand the country’s social safety net. In a meeting with the Senate’s Parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, Democrats disputed their plan to provide around 8 million immigrants with the chance to apply for Green Cards in the United States. This is referred to as a reconciliation bill because these populations are thought to be the most appropriate group for inclusion.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this potential new legislation and how it might affect your immigration status, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. At the Sesini Law Group, S.C., we are dedicated to making sure that our clients are going through the immigration process seamlessly. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys.

How will this legislation be passed?

Democrats will be able to pass this legislation with just a simple majority. They do have to prove, however, that the law they are trying to pass along party lines is bigger than just an “incidental” impact on the country’s bottom line.

The legislation will have to go through a “Byrd bath” which is a procedure that was named for former West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd who helped craft the limits for when a political party is permitted to use the special budgetary process.

If you would like to learn more about what this legislation entails, contact our firm today. We are committed to helping our clients through the various details of the immigration process.

Why should this legislation be passed according to Democrats?

The Democrats have argued that allowing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, people with Temporary Protected Status, farmworkers, and other essential workers to apply for the Legal Permanent Residency would make them eligible for social programs. These social programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and other health benefits.

The effort to include immigration in the Democrats’ economic agenda bill faces far odds, but, it still may be the Democrats’ best potential for accomplishing matters on this issue. This bill has come after a months-long battle to reach a bipartisan deal that fell apart.

Reach out to our firm today to determine whether or not you apply to this potential bill. We are committed to making the immigration process as straightforward as possible for you and your family.

Contact our experienced Wisconsin firm

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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