Stay on top of immigration reform bill S.744 with free resources

AILA InfoNet,  on  the American Immigration Lawyers Association website,  has a section “Immigration Politics 2013” containing excellent news and analysis of daily events & amendments to  the bill.

Press releases by Senator Patrick Leahy, leading member of the Judiciary Committee, cover the story of past markups and tell readers about the schedule for future markup sessions.

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin’s Daily Edition on the LexisNexis Community website offers daily news and emerging issues analysis as well as posts from BIB’s editor.

ImmigrationProf Blog contains short articles and opinion pieces on this bill and many other aspects of immigration law.

Immigration Legislation Resources

To better understand the merits & deficiencies of current immigration proposals, get an overview of the immigration situation & legislation considered by the previous Congress in the CRS Report “Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 112th Congress”, R42036. Author Andorra Bruno, CRS Specialist in Immigration Policy, summarizes immigration-related issues that received legislative action or are of significant congressional interest. The report, issued in December 2012, covers categories such as border security, electronic employment eligibility verification, immigrant detention, and science, technology, engineering & mathematics visas. Abundant documentation includes citations to government publications, prior legislation, bills from both houses, GAO reviews & court decisions. Some law libraries provide electronic access to CRS Reports through ProQuest Congressional. If you cannot access ProQuest Congressional, find a slightly older version of the report here.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42036.pdf

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/crs.shtm