Summary: S.1 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/22/2013)

Immigration Reform that Works for America's Future Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should:

  • create a roadmap for immigrants who are here without legal status to earn citizenship, provided they pay taxes, complete a background check, learn English, and show a commitment to America;
  • allow students who came to America as children to earn citizenship by attending college or joining the Armed Forces;
  • protect the sustainability of the American agricultural industry, including the dairy industry, with a stable and legal agricultural workforce;
  • encourage those who seek to invest in the United States and create American jobs;
  • permit individuals who earn an advanced degree from one of our universities to remain in the United States, rather than using that education to work for our international competitors;
  • fulfill and strengthen our nation's commitments regarding security along our borders and at our ports of entry;
  • strengthen our nation's historic humanitarian tradition of welcoming asylum seekers and refugees and improve existing policies that support immigrant victims of crime and domestic violence;
  • create an effective electronic verification system and strengthen enforcement to prevent employers from hiring people illegally;
  • implement a legal immigration system that promotes job creation by converting the current flow of illegal immigrants into the United States into a more manageable and legal process for admitting immigrants while, at the same time, safeguarding the jobs, rights, and wages of American workers; and
  • adopt practical and fair immigration reforms to help ensure family unity.