S 6

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 6

To reform America's broken immigration system.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. REID (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. LEAHY, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. KERRY, Mr. BENNET, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mrs. BOXER, and Mr. LAUTENBERG introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To reform America's broken immigration system.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Reform America's Broken Immigration System Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--

      (1) fulfill and strengthen our Nation's commitments regarding border security;

      (2) pass legislation to support our national and economic security, such as the DREAM Act, which would allow students who came to America before turning 16 to earn citizenship by attending college or joining the armed forces, and AgJobs, which would help to ensure a stable and legal agricultural workforce and protect the sustainability of the American agricultural industry;

      (3) implement a rational legal immigration system to ensure that the best and brightest minds of the world can come to the United States and create jobs for Americans while, at the same time, safeguarding the rights and wages of American workers;

      (4) require all United States workers to obtain secure, tamper-proof identification to prevent employers from hiring people here illegally, and toughen penalties on employers who break labor and immigration laws;

      (5) hold people accountable who are currently here illegally by requiring them to either earn legal status through a series of penalties, sanctions, and requirements, or face immediate deportation; and

      (6) adopt practical and fair immigration reforms to help ensure that families are able to be together.

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