The SECURE Act of 2017 was introduced this week by Senators Jon Cornyn (R-TX) and Charles Grassley (R-IA). Senator Grassley chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and Cornyn chairs the Immigration Subcommittee. The bill is significant because it is seen as the opening offer of Republicans looking to make a deal with Democrats in the debate over the fate of DACA recipients. The bill is overwhelmingly about enforcement and incorporates elements of the RAISE Act. The weakest DACA bill – the BRIDGE Act which extends DACA for 3 years without change or a permanent solution – is the one incorporated here.

The bill is 526 pages which I have condensed to 35 pages. My section by section summary can be found here.

Greg Siskind

Greg Siskind

Greg Siskind is a partner with Siskind Susser, PC - Immigration Lawyers. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he received his law degree at the University of Chicago. He created the first immigration law web site in 1994 and the first law blog in 1997. He's written four books and currently serves on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He can be reached by email at gsiskind@visalaw.com.
Greg Siskind
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