Section by Section Summary of Senate Immigration Bill - Title II - Legal Immigration Reform

by Greg Siskind

This is my summary of the legal immigration section of Title II. The legalization and AgJobs sections are not done yet. This is the section dealing mainly with green cards. A few surprises -

Per country quotas are abolished after all

Some nice new language on the reentry bars

The welcome replacement of the green card lottery with the points system

Rollover of unused visas from year to year

The return of a much more generous V visa for family members

Raising the age to 18 for adoptions and 21 for stepchildren.

Anyway, I'm turning next to the non-immigrant visas. Enjoy.


S. 744 - Title II summary

About The Author Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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