CLINIC’s State and Local Immigration Project: 2021 State Immigration Legislation in Review

Last Updated

September 30, 2021

CLINIC tracked 417 pieces of legislation from January through August 2021 in all states and the District of Columbia. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of immigrant-related bills proposed during the 2021 legislative session, and this analysis references legislation from January through August. Of the ones tracked, close to 65 bills and resolutions affecting immigrants have been adopted or signed by the governors. A total of 40 proposed bills had died by July 30, while over 170 bills continue through the legislative process. Currently, 13 states and the District of Columbia are still in session.