Required Next Steps for
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The U.S. Senate and House of
Representatives must each pass bills in favor of
the legislation. The procedure is as
A member of the Senate and a member of the House
must propose separate bills to support the legislation.
The Immigration Subcommittees of the Judiciary
committee for both the House and Senate will
review the the respective legislation and provide feedback on
the bill to the Judiciary committees.
The Judiciary Committees of the Senate
and House will vote on the respective proposed bills
and submit them to the general membership of the House
The full membership of the Senate and
House of Representatives must vote on each of the bills.
If each bill is passed each house, the House and
Senate will refer the bills to a joint committee
that will work to address any inconsistencies
between the bills passed in each house.
The compromise bill will be presented to the
President for his signature.
Once the legislation is passed into law, the
USCIS and other governmental organizations must
formulate the regulations that enact the