How long will immigration reform take?

    A NewsWorks reader wrote in with a question after reading our recent story on the state of the U.S. Senate’s plan on immigration reform: “What are the different steps for the immigration talks to become law. In how many weeks, months or years from now will an undocumented alien be allowed to apply?”

    A NewsWorks reader wrote in with a question after reading an Emma Jacobs story on the state of the U.S. Senate’s plan on immigration reform.

    What are the different steps for the immigration talks to become law. In how many weeks, months or years from now will an undocumented alien be allowed to apply?

    Jacobs said there aren’t a lot of great resources to show how the law could get passed. She suggests reading the reporting the New York Times and Politico have done on the subject.

    And there is a very helpful flow chart at Quartz that visualizes all the paths to U.S. citizenship in the Senate’s immigration bill and how long they would take under the current proposal.

    She also points out this infographic from the Urban Institute that shows how the law could change the face of immigration in the country.

     

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