[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The US Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution on Wednesday. While the resolution itself does not change any laws by itself, it sets in motion a process that could affect many corners of the economy, including job creation, action on climate change, and strengthening of the social safety net. Two particular items in the resolution could also affect immigration laws in the United States. Included in the resolution were the bulleted items "Lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants" and "Investments in smart and effective border security measures".
Further clarity on the inclusion of the immigration-related text in the resolution was not provided. It does not mention who would be affected by the legislation if it were to become law, nor how any program would be implemented. It also does not mention eligibility requirements. The budget resolution is also likely to change moving forward and its ultimate passage is not clear. The inclusion of the text, however, indicates possible legislative action that would likely benefit foreign nationals who wish to live and work in the United States legally.
See the full budget resolution here
The fate of the budget resolution, and its provisions on immigration, will be unknown for the near future. Many political experts believe that a reconciliation bill, which would utilize the budget resolution, faces many challenges. One such challenge would be whether or not an immigration-related item would be allowed in the final version of the bill. Among other items included in the budget resolution were expanded paid family and medical leave, meaning if passed, employment law
could also experience change.
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