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Senators Develop Comprehensive Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (November 11, 2012)--Two senators have hammered out a bipartisan "comprehensive, detailed blueprint" to overhaul immigration policy, and the plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., have developed the plan that calls for developing a secure document to assure employers they're hiring people authorized to work in the country, and allowing legal immigration for needed workers at all skill levels.

The path to citizenship would require immigrants to learn English, go to the back of the visa line, have a job and not commit crimes.

House Speaker John Boehner says it's time to address immigration policy, but won't commit to the citizenship issue.


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