Immigration Client Alert: Senate Gang of Eight Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill in the Shadow of the Boston Marathon Bombings and Gun Control Vote

    23 April 2013

    The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” Senators introduced their comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act” on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, with the support of President Obama.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held the first hearing on the bill Friday, April 19, another on Monday, April 22, and a final hearing, with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, today in response to Republican calls for “full and careful consideration of legislative language.”  The committee will host ongoing markup sessions in May.  Depending on how contentious the markup process is, the bill might not see floor action until June.