Immigration Law

Will There Be Enough VOLAGs to Handle CIR?

"Any enacted immigration reform legislation that is comprehensive in scope will include a path to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.  Based on the U.S. Senate bill passed in June 2013, the Congressional Budget Office projects about 8 million people will be eligible for regularization of status, most of whom will likely turn to nonprofits for legal assistance in maneuvering the process.  Are there enough immigrant-serving organizations providing legal aid to meet the surge in demand when immigration reform finally happens?  This brief begins to answer the question while posing additional ones." - Erwin de Leon, Robert Roach, Oct. 17, 2013.