New immigration bill has far more good than bad, expert says

The Senate Judiciary Committee continued on Monday to slog through 300 amendments in its markup of a bipartisan immigration bill.

The various sides are not very far apart on many issues, including the pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.

However, differences on specifics remain to be hammered out such as the cap on H1B visas, those given to highly skilled workers in high-tech fields.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Crystal L. Williams, an attorney and executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, to discuss the markups.

She argues that a final bill may not be perfect, but it will go far to simplifying a system few can navigate now.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.