Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

 

NYTIMES Breaking News –

 

Gang of 8 reaches deal on CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform), separate path for DREAMers

 

The Senate bipartisan principles, posted by the NYT:

 

http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/562528/reform0128principlessenatefinal.pdf

 

Politico’s story:

 

An influential group of senators from both parties has reached a deal on the outlines of a comprehensive immigration deal. According to a document provided to POLITICO, the deal would create a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants, but establishing that pathway could only come after the U.S. puts in place stricter enforcement measures. A different path to citizenship would be established for young individuals who came illegally to the country as children and agriculture industry workers.

 

The plan would also seek an overhaul of the legal immigration system to attract high-skilled workers, while adding tougher measures aimed at forcing employers to ensure they’re hiring legal workers.

 

Many of the details have still yet to be worked out since the plan has not yet been drafted as legislation. The Democrats who have endorsed the plan are Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez and Michael Bennet. The Republicans are Sens. John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake.

 

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