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June 07, 2007

CIR Daily Update 6/5/07: Debate Resumes; Reid Urges Passage of Bill This Week

Discussion of comprehensive immigration reform was delayed for several hours due to the death of Senator Thomas (R-WY). When it resumed, debate began in earnest on two controversial amendments-Allard (#1189) and Durbin (#1231)-leading up to votes on each.

The Allard amendment to eliminate the separate point schedule for Z visa holders failed, 31-62. While Senator Durbin's amendment to eliminate DOL-determined labor shortages as an exception to employer recruitment requirements for Y visas was agreed to, 71-22.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 7, 2007 12:17 PM

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