The Senate Democrats have made a case to include a path to legalization for millions of immigrants in their $3.5 trillion bill to expand the country’s social safety net. In a meeting with the Senate’s Parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, Democrats argued for their plan to give around 8 million immigrants the chance to apply for Green Cards in the United States. This is known to be a reconciliation bill because these populations are thought to be the most appropriate group for inclusion.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this legislation and how it might affect your immigration status, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. At the Law Office of Cheryl R. David, we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are going through the immigration process smoothly. Contact us today to speak with our skilled New York immigration attorneys.

How will this legislation be passed?

In this case, Democrats will be able to pass this legislation with just a simple majority. They have to prove, however, that the law they are trying to pass along party lines is more than just an “incidental” impact on the country’s bottom line.

The legislation will undergo a “Byrd bath” which is a process that was named for former West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd who helped craft the limits for when a political party is permitted to use the special budgetary process.

If you would like to learn more about what this legislation entails, contact our firm today. We are committed to helping our clients through the various complexities of the immigration process.

Why should this legislation be passed?

Democrats argue that allowing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, people with Temporary Protected Status, farmworkers, and other essential workers to apply for the Legal Permanent Residency would make them eligible for social programs. These social programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and other health benefits.

The effort to include immigration in the Democrats’ economic agenda bill faces long odds, however, it still may be the Democrats’ best potential for accomplishing matters on this issue. This bill has come after a months-long battle to reach a bipartisan deal that fell apart.

Contact us today to determine whether or not you apply to this potential bill. Our firm is committed to making the immigration process as easy as possible for you and your family.

Contact Our New York City Immigration Lawyers

Our law firm can explain all the opportunities associated with fiancé visas and help you through the entire procedure, as well as discuss whether this is a good option. For an initial consultation with a skilled immigration lawyer, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in New York.