Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Peter Schey Deconstructs Title II of S.744

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"Because of several provisions in the Senate bill (discussed below) that create significant obstacles to legalization for these 9 million immigrants, once implemented on the ground over the next 10 to 20 years, it is likely that approximately four to five million mostly low-income immigrants will not have discretion favorably exercised in their cases by USCIS agents who will ultimately be responsible for adjudicating the vast majority of applications for provisional status and later for permanent resident status.  The proposed program for 9 million undocumented immigrants is so complex, costly, drawn out over time, and burdened with obstacles that its implementation will likely legalize no more than half of the remaining 9 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S." - Peter Schey, June 23, 2013