Everything you need to know about comprehensive immigration reform

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CURATED BY Dara Lind

2014-06-01 12:49:59 -0400

  1. What is immigration reform?
  2. Who are the immigrants currently in the United States?
  3. How many immigrants enter the country each year?
  4. How does legal immigration work right now?
  5. What is the difference between a high-skilled and low-skilled immigrant?
  6. What is an unauthorized immigrant?
  7. How does the United States patrol its borders?
  8. How does deportation work?
  9. How has the Obama Administration changed deportation policy?
  10. What is the DREAM Act?
  11. Can immigrants receive public benefits?
  12. What is the Senate immigration reform bill?
  13. What is the path to citizenship in the Senate bill?
  14. How does the Senate immigration bill handle border security?
  15. Who would be allowed to come to the United States under the Senate bill? Who could stay?
  16. How would the number of immigrants change under the Senate bill?
  17. What is E-Verify?
  18. What is an entry-exit visa system?
  19. What are some alternatives to the Senate bill?
  20. How could Obama reform the immigration system on his own?
  21. What are individual states doing on immigration?
  22. What did the 1986 immigration reform bill do?
  23. Who supports immigration reforms like the Senate bill?
  24. Who opposes immigration reforms like the Senate bill?
  25. You didn't answer my question!
  26. What else should I be reading on the subject?
  27. How have these cards changed?
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    What is immigration reform?

    In Washington, immigration reform typically refers to a set of proposals for a broad overhaul of the US immigration system. These proposals would increase border and interior enforcement, revamp the process for legal immigration, and address the 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the United States — generally by allowing them to apply for legal status and, in some cases, eventual citizenship.

    The centerpiece of the immigration reform debate is the bill passed by the Senate in June 2013. (Its counterpart in the House is currently stalled, though House Democrats are trying to force a vote on it.) That bill addresses immigration comprehensively, but any of the components addressed in the bill — including the DREAM Act, high-skilled visa reform, or mandatory E-Verify — could be passed as immigration reform in their own right.

    Some people favor an approach that would only ramp up immigration enforcement against unauthorized immigrants. And some immigrant-rights advocates prefer to focus on getting the Obama Administration to halt the increased levels of deportations in recent years.

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    Who are the immigrants currently in the United States?

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    How many immigrants enter the country each year?

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    How does legal immigration work right now?

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    What is the difference between a high-skilled and low-skilled immigrant?

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    What is an unauthorized immigrant?

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    How does the United States patrol its borders?

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    How does deportation work?

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    How has the Obama Administration changed deportation policy?

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    What is the DREAM Act?

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    Can immigrants receive public benefits?

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    What is the Senate immigration reform bill?

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    What is the path to citizenship in the Senate bill?

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    How does the Senate immigration bill handle border security?

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    Who would be allowed to come to the United States under the Senate bill? Who could stay?

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    How would the number of immigrants change under the Senate bill?

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    What is E-Verify?

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    What is an entry-exit visa system?

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    What are some alternatives to the Senate bill?

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    How could Obama reform the immigration system on his own?

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    What are individual states doing on immigration?

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    What did the 1986 immigration reform bill do?

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    Who supports immigration reforms like the Senate bill?

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    Who opposes immigration reforms like the Senate bill?

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    You didn't answer my question!

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    What else should I be reading on the subject?

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    How have these cards changed?

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