Senate Immigration Bill

Here are the provisions related to "amnesty" or adjustment, as the legislation calls it, for illegal immigrants that have worked in the United States. This is what I tried unsuccessfully to find in class. Illegal immigrants would be eligible to become permanent residents if they meet the criteria offered. This resolution passed the Senate; it will have to be reconciled with a radically different House bill, and there is little sign that will occur before the Nov. 2006 elections.

SEC. 601. ACCESS TO EARNED ADJUSTMENT AND MANDATORY DEPARTURE AND REENTRY.

`SEC. 245B. ACCESS TO EARNED ADJUSTMENT.

`(aa) Records maintained by the Social Security Administration.

`(bb) Records maintained by an employer, such as pay stubs, time sheets, or employment work verification.

`(cc) Records maintained by the Internal Revenue Service.

`(dd) Records maintained by a union or day labor center.

`(ee) Records maintained by any other government agency, such as worker compensation records, disability records, or business licensing records.

`(aa) bank records;

`(bb) business records;

`(cc) sworn affidavits from non-relatives who have direct knowledge of the alien's work, including the name, address, and phone number of the affiant, the nature and duration of the relationship between the affiant and the alien, and other verification information; or

`(dd) remittance records.