As we suspected, Sen. Reid (D-NV), the majority leader, has agreed to recommence debate on CIR. From the NY Times,
Senate Democratic and Republican leaders announced on Thursday that they had agreed on a way to revive a comprehensive immigration bill that was pulled off the Senate floor seven days ago.
The majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, and the minority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, said they expected the bill to return to the floor before the Fourth of July recess.
In a joint statement, Mr. Reid and Mr. McConnell said: “We met this evening with several of the senators involved in the immigration bill negotiations. Based on that discussion, the immigration bill will return to the Senate floor after completion of the energy bill.”
There are many amendments that will be added to the CIR. At this point no one knows exactly which will be offered and approved, so it is difficult to speculate as to how this will impact Healthcare Workers. HLG believes that an amendment to reintroduce employer-sponsored immigration is in the plans.