Should this guy keep his job? Gutierrez Proposal Sets a Marker for Reform On December 15, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced legislation to reform our immigration laws. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for Americas Security and Prosperity Act (CIR ASAP) represents an important step in getting Congress to act to fix our broken immigration system next year. Below is a thumbnail sketch of the contents of the bill. Legalization: The bill would legalize undocumented immigrants, provided they register with the government, pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, show theyve paid their taxes, and learn English and U.S. civics. They would be allowed to adjust to permanent status after the current immigration visa backlog clears (estimated to be six years). Immigrants who would be covered by the DREAM Act and AgJOBS would be covered.