Irish echo logo 750x550

Judiciary Committee passes reform bill

Judiciary Committee passes reform bill

The Senate immigration reform bill, S.744 or the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act to give it it's full title, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday by a vote of 13 to 5.

The bill, which contained a provision that would offer 10,500 annual "Schumer" visas to the Irish, now goes to the Senate floor and backers are hopeful that the full Senate will take it up after the Memorial Day congressional break, that being the first week in June.

Sign up to The Irish Echo Newsletter

Sign up today to get daily, up-to-date news and views from Irish America.