An immigration amnesty bill is on the table

Comprehensive Immigration Reform for
America’s Security and Prosperity
(CIR ASAP) Act of 2009

Key section:

Visa Program for Qualified Undocumented Workers: Creates a program providing conditional nonimmigrant status for undocumented immigrants (and their spouses and children) in the U.S., which is valid for six years.
Features of the Conditional Nonimmigrant Program:
 Provides conditional nonimmigrant visa applicants with work and travel authorization and protection from removal
 Bars related to undocumented status will be waived (security and criminal bars cannot be waived)
 Contains provisions for administrative and judicial review of denied applications
Requirements for Conditional Nonimmigrant Status: The alien must:
 Establish presence in the U.S. on the day of introduction, and continuously thereafter
 At time of registration, attests to contributions to the U.S. through employment, education, military service, or other volunteer/community service (with exemptions for minors, persons with disabilities, the elderly, or other unusual circumstances)
 Complete criminal and security background checks
 Pay a $500 fine plus necessary application fees (fine exemption for children and certain immigrants who initially entered the U.S. before the age of 16)


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