With the passage of the new immigration reform bill in the Senate, the challenge now is whether or not it will pass in the House because Republicans hold the majority in the House and they are opposed to the new bill. Some say Republicans may not approve it because the bill does not strengthen border security and rewards undocumented immigrants by granting citizenship.
The Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act allows some people to change their status to permanent resident even if they would not be otherwise eligible. Protection under the LIFE Act is called Section 245 adjustment of status and it might be able to help you get a green card.
The new immigration reform bill waiting to be passed by the House will grant a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants and strengthen border security. Representative Luis Gutierrez agrees that implementing the E-Verify system to ensure the eligibility of workers will be crucial to building border security. The main obstacle now is whether or not Republicans in the House will pass the legislation since they are the majority in the House. Republicans have valid concerns about the immigration reform bill, but the rest believe it’s time to finally take action on the immigration issue.