Fight for Immigration reform
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2025 is a sweeping legislative proposal aimed at addressing the complex issue of immigration in the United States. This comprehensive framework introduces a multifaceted approach to immigration reform, with the overarching goal of fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.
This landmark legislation sets out to achieve several key objectives, including the establishment of a clear and defined pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Simultaneously, it addresses border security concerns, emphasizing the need for comprehensive integration of immigrants into American society. Notably, the Act recognizes and rewards military service and contributions to the Social Security system as integral components of this reform.
Under Section 2, undocumented immigrants residing in the United States gain the opportunity to apply for the Pathway to Citizenship, provided they meet specific eligibility criteria. The application process involves obtaining Temporary Work Authorization and Temporary Residency, with mandatory renewals every 180 days. Notably, the Act expedites this process for DACA recipients. To fulfill financial obligations, applicants are required to pay back taxes for the past three years, calculated at the minimum tax rate equivalent to the poverty level. Additional fees are assessed, with payments made to the Social Security Administration at a standard rate. These financial provisions represent a significant aspect of the Act's broader framework.
This section outlines the distribution of fees collected under the Act, with 70% allocated to the Federal Government and 30% to the State Government. This allocation mechanism is designed to ensure equitable resource distribution and effective implementation of the Act's provisions.
The Act recognizes the importance of integration and education in the immigration process. It introduces school fees for families with school-aged children, reflecting a commitment to supporting educational opportunities. DACA applicants are assigned a state of residency, determining their eligibility for in-state or non-resident tuition fees when attending colleges and universities. These measures underscore the Act's dedication to facilitating immigrant integration into American society.
Section 5 offers incentives for immigrants willing to serve in the US Military. Those who commit to a minimum of four years of service and receive an "Honorable" discharge enjoy expedited paperwork processing. Furthermore, they and their spouses are exempt from additional tax and Social Security/FICA fees, although school fees remain applicable.
Under specific circumstances, Section 6 allows for exceptions to the Act's three-year financial obligation rule, recognizing the complexities of individual immigration situations.
These sections cover the practical aspects of the Act's implementation, with provisions taking effect swiftly within seven days of enactment. The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with providing annual reports on the progress and outcomes of the Pathway to Citizenship program. In case any provision is deemed invalid, the Act contains a severability clause to ensure that the remaining provisions continue to have legal effect.
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2025 represents a comprehensive and ambitious effort to address immigration issues in the United States, embodying the nation's ongoing commitment to fairness, equity, and opportunity for all.
Title: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2025.
Section 1: Introduction
This act aims to address immigration reform in the United States by establishing a clear pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, securing the southern border, and promoting integration into American society. The act will also provide incentives for military service and contributions to Social Security.
Section 2: Pathway to Citizenship
2.1 Eligibility for Pathway to Citizenship
Undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States may apply for the Pathway to Citizenship outlined in this act, provided they meet specific eligibility criteria.
2.2 Application Process
Applicants will be required to submit an application for Temporary Work Authorization and Temporary Residency. Upon approval, applicants will need to renew their authorization and residency status every 180 days. An expedited process will be established for DACA recipients.
2.3 Financial Obligations
Applicants will be required to pay back taxes for the past three years, equivalent to the minimum tax rate at the poverty level (6.9%).
- Single adults: $1,294/year for three years
- Married couples: $1,743/year for three years
Additional fees will be assessed and paid to the Social Security Administration at a standard rate of 7.65%.
- Single adults: $1,434/year for three years
- Married couples: $1,932/year for three years
Section 3: Revenue Distribution
Fees collected under this act will be divided as follows:
- 70% to the Federal Government
- 30% to the State Government
Section 4: Integration and Education
4.1 School Fees
Families with school-aged children will pay $200/year/child for each year the child has been enrolled in public school. These fees will be payable to the school system where the children are currently enrolled.
4.2 College and University Fees
DACA applicants will be assigned a state of residency. In-state tuition fees will apply for attending college or university within the assigned state. Non-resident fees will apply for attending institutions outside the assigned state.
Section 5: Military Service
5.1 Military Service Incentives
Undocumented immigrants who commit to serving a minimum of 4 years in the US Military and receive an "Honorable" discharge will have their paperwork expedited. They and their spouse will be exempt from additional tax and Social Security/FICA fees. School fees cannot be waived.
Section 6: Exceptions
The three-year financial obligation rule may be waived if an immigrant can prove their entry into the USA was within the last three years.
Section 7: Implementation
The provisions of this act will be implemented within 7 days from the date of enactment.
Section 8: Reporting
The Department of Homeland Security will provide annual reports on the progress and outcomes of the Pathway to Citizenship program.
Section 9: Effective Date
This act will take 7 days after being passed.
Section 10: Severability
If any provision of this act is deemed invalid, the remainder of the act shall remain in effect.