42 / 2015
Maja Ramovš

Debates in the U.S. Senate on Immigration Reform 2012–2013


The article provides an insight into Unites States’ immigration system changes, from the times of Bill Clinton’s presidency until today, when the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has surpassed eleven million and the need to regulate immigration system is essential not only from an economic and safety but also from social point of view. Article’s contribution is an analysis of the implementation processes of new immigrant legislation in the presidential mandate of Barack Obama and an overview of the planned legislation changes that were made ​​in the U.S. Senate. In the conclusion, we also offer a forecast of what is to expect in the field of immigration legislation, once the debate is moved to the House of Representatives.

KEY WORDS: immigration, USA, immigration legislation, illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants, immigration system reform

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