Senate Immigration Bill Could Stymie Contract Protests

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The Senate immigration bill allows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to sidestep bid protests and competition requirements when awarding contracts to speed undocumented immigrants' path toward legal residency, but some experts worry that the bill's unclear language could expand the reach of the exemptions.

The bill, which passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday with a 68-32 vote, contains several provisions that will affect federal contractors, imposing a reduced limit on the amount that DHS can pay toward executive salaries for contracts under the bill and...
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