August 7, 2013
Contact: Michelle Mittelstadt
New MPI Brief Compares Major Provisions in Senate, House Immigration Bills
WASHINGTON — A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) brief issued today compares major provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bill approved by the Senate in June with those of individual bills that have been voted on to date in the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.
“We hope that this latest MPI issue brief, which compares major provisions in the Senate-passed immigration bill and the five more targeted immigration bills voted on in House committees, will prove a helpful resource in examining the differing policy approaches taken by the Senate and the House,” said Senior Fellow Doris Meissner, who leads MPI’s U.S. immigration policy program.
The side-by-side analysis is the latest in a series of issue briefs published by MPI focusing on key aspects of the immigration policy debate. Earlier briefs have provided a demographic overview of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States; examined how the Senate-passed immigration legislation would remake the legal immigration system; analyzed existing visa categories, wait times, and who is in “the back of the line;” and examined low-skilled immigration. All of the briefs as well as other MPI research focusing on the U.S. immigration system and timelines of major U.S. immigration laws dating to 1790 and policy developments since 1986 can be found at www.migrationpolicy.org/cir.
he House-Senate comparison issued today is available at: www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/CIRbrief-2013House-SenateBills-Side-by-Side.pdf.
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The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national and international levels. For more on MPI, please visit www.migrationpolicy.org.