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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, S. 1348 (proposed)

Published May 9, 2007

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, S. 1348 (proposed)

This proposed act would, among its many parts, allow illegal immigrants to live and work legally in the U.S. with a work authorization card, after paying a fine and other fees. It would also create a temporary worker program, in which workers would have to return home every two years, staying in their country of origin for one year between each work stint. A separate new program would be created for agricultural workers. The bill stalled after a Senate vote on June 7, 2007. On June 28, 2007, the bill "died' in the Senate after failing to get the 60 votes needed to end debate.

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