Bill Addressing Comprehensive Immigration Reform Introduced in the Senate

On September 29, 2010, Senators Robert Menendez and Patrick Leahy introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 in the Senate.  The bill, similar to the House version introduced by Rep. Gutierrez earlier this year, addresses border security, a guest worker program, and a means to regularize the status of those presently illegally in the US.  Whether Congress actually acts on these measures in the lame duck Congress remains to be seen.   If not, the measures may come up for debate when Congress resumes after the new year.