Senators release outline of immigration bill

March 19, 2010

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a rough outline of a bipartisan immigration bill in a Washington Post op-ed yesterday. Predictably, it is enforcement heavy, encourages permanent immigration for high-skilled workers, temporary immigration for low-skilled workers, and says nothing about family reunification.

Our plan has four pillars: requiring biometric Social Security cards to ensure that illegal workers cannot get jobs; fulfilling and strengthening our commitments on border security and interior enforcement; creating a process for admitting temporary workers; and implementing a tough but fair path to legalization for those already here.  (Read more)

Compare with MCC U.S. Immigration Policy Principles.


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