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S. 2603: Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act

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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end the immigrant visa backlog, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Oct 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 16, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 16, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Durbin, Judiciary Dems Call On Cornyn To Hold Hearing On Green-Card Backlog Legislation
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] (Sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019

Congresswoman Shalala Introduces Legislation to Increase Number of Green Cards Available, Eliminate the Backlog, and Keep Families Together
    — Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27] on Dec 6, 2019

Feinstein, Durbin, Judiciary Dems Call on Cornyn to Hold Hearing on Green-Card Backlog Legislation
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] on Oct 30, 2019

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Oct 16, 2019

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S. 2603 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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