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November 08, 2006

Congress Reconvenes on Monday; Elections May Determine Scope of Session

Congress will reconvene next Monday, November 13, for a post-election, lame duck session that could last as little as one week or extend through much of December. The length and mood of the lame duck session will depend upon the outcome of yesterdays's elections and could affect prospects for immigration-related legislation. A longer lame duck session could improve the chances of securing positive immigration provisions, such as much-needed relief from the H-1B visa cap and employment-based green card backlogs, but it could also present another opportunity for House Republican leadership to insert harsh immigration enforcement provisions into appropriations bills, as they attempted to do in September.

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 8, 2006 07:19 AM


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