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The Chicago Tribune ran on article recently titled: The Immigration PuzzleThis article must be read if you are in the United States illegally.  It covers the most recent developments in the area of comprehensive immigration reform.

According to the article eight U.S Senators (four Democrats and 4 Republicans) plan to introduce a bill this week having to do with comprehensive immigration reform, that , according to the article,  they expect no one will love.  It looks like it is placing a high emphasis on border enforcement.

“Before those immigrants could apply for green cards, or permanent resident status, the government would have to certify that the entire Mexican border was under U.S. surveillance, and that 90 percent of those who tried to cross illegally in certain high-risk zones were being stopped. In the meantime, the immigrants would be granted temporary legal status, allowing them to work and travel in the U.S.

If and when the benchmarks are met — it’s expected that would take a decade or more — the immigrants could be eligible for green cards. Three years later, they could apply for citizenship. That’s 13 years at least. But it would allow them to live in the open, instead of living in fear of deportation.

Before obtaining temporary legal status, they’d have to pass criminal background checks and pay an as-yet undetermined fine. Importantly, there would be no special “path to citizenship” for those immigrants. The bill aims to clear the backlog of immigrants who applied through legal channels within 10 years. Those who have been here illegally would go to the end of the line.”

“Setbacks in meeting the benchmarks could mean an indefinite wait for millions of those who are living here without legal permission but hope to become citizens.” 

This is an excellent article and should be read by anyone who is in the United States illegally or has a loved one here illegally.  This is not the end of comprehensive immigration reform.  There will likely be much debate on this issue in the months to come. 

If you are here illegally there are new Immigration programs which could allow you to stay in the United States legally.  Please contact our office to get FREE information about the process.

Lawrence Gruner is a Tracy Immigration Attorney, Tracy Green Card Attorney and a Christian k1 visa Attorney.

You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards) please see our post: “How to get a green card” K1 fiance visa cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases (please read our post: “How to get an H-1B visa”)and marriage visa cases

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Laws can and do change and additional laws may apply in your case. Contrary to what your friends tell you every immigration case is different. Just because your friend’s case was successful does not mean necessarily that your case will be successful. Small differences in cases can alter results.

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