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Expert: Spending Bill Could Begin to Fix Broken Immigration System

November 23, 2021 (1 min read)

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Nov. 21, 2021

"According to Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor at Cornell University School of Law, “The 2,135-page budget bill includes a number of important immigration provisions, including up to 10 years of work authorization and protection against deportation for undocumented people living in the United States”.  “The bill would also give the Department of Homeland Security $ 2.8 billion to help process immigration applications and reduce backlogs in case processing (…) and would recover employment-based and family-sponsored green cards that have not been used and that otherwise would expire at the end of each year,“ he added.  “If enacted as is, the House bill would not offer a path to legalization for the roughly 10 million non-citizens who lack immigration status. However, the immigration provisions of the House bill would still constitute the most significant immigration changes in decades and would provide a beginning to fix our broken immigration system,” Yale-Loehr said."