The landmark immigration reform bill passed in the Senate on June 27 would allow millions more immigrants into the economy and remake the United States' workforce.
According to Yahoo! News, in place of the unauthorized workers now found laboring in lower-skilled jobs in the agriculture or service industries, many of these workers would be legal, some of them permanent-resident green card holders or even citizens.
Recent analysis of the bill shows that illegal immigration across the border with Mexico would slow, but legal immigration would increase markedly.
Although the bill aims to secure the borders, track people overstaying their visas and deny employers the ability to hire workers here illegally, it by no means seeks to eliminate immigration.