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Comprehensive immigration reform coming soon, or ever? An immigration attorney's answer, and why not to rely attorney predictions.

As an immigration attorney, people often ask me if and when I expect there to be comprehensive immigration reform. Recently, this issue has become especially pressing because of conflicting news which has made immigration reform appear alternately imminent and far off (if not doomed).

Highlights (and Lowlights) of the Senate Immigration Bill

The release of the Senate immigration bill has generated more excitement that there will be a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. While this is a positive step, there are some important cautions raised by the bill as well. Here are some key points to consider with this week's announcement:

Should I wait for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

the-capitol-building.jpgIf you've been following immigration news recently, you will have heard that President Obama hopes for Congress to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) sometime within the next six months. With the excitement of the President's announcement and his efforts to get the process going quickly, many noncitizens who are currently eligible for immigration benefits are wondering what exactly they should do. Should you wait for the new law to take effect, or should you proceed with your case?

Waiting for comprehensive immigration reform? Some things to consider now.

obama.jpgA bipartisan group of eight Senators recently presented this outline for comprehensive immigration reform. In a separate speech, the President voiced his support for comprehensive reform, and detailed a similar plan, while House leaders have reportedly also been working on a bill.

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