Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.) recently introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011. It would, among other things, require the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to register with the federal government, pay taxes, learn English and pass a background check. Immigrants would have to wait in line for permanent residence. The bill would also strengthen border security.
The bill includes the dairy H-2A visa eligibility provision (S. 852) that was introduced earlier this spring by Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.).
Reprinted in part from NLPA Weekly News Brief