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The -- now Republicans.
Set to introduce -- grown version of the DREAM Act called the achieve acting immigration bill would provide legal status for.
Hundreds of thousands of young -- -- documented immigrants.
Senator Jon Kyl says the Republicans are serious about solving this issue.
We have to get this ball -- we have to have a discussion that is sensible.
That is home.
Discusses all the different aspects of the issue in this particular -- of immigration reform seemed a logical place.
-- -- Washington honesty and good morning how would this fit with calls for comprehensive immigration reform.
Well that's unclear about Republicans seem to want to take immigration piecemeal not in one sweeping piece of legislation.
As outgoing senators -- Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Kyl said at the capitol a news conference this could be a starting point for that conversation on immigration.
This very first step is similar to a proposal that senator Marco Rubio had been working on.
Until the president took his unilateral action earlier this year.
Rubio hasn't signed onto this legislation just yet but so -- -- John McCain has even though he didn't appear at the news conference.
Here's why senator Hutchison says these young immigrants deserve a break.
They want to go to college and be a part of our system.
And we think the best thing that we can do to utilize.
Their talents and the education they have received.
Is to give them a legal status.
And have them earn their way into a permanent legal status.
And as you know 71% of Latino voters support -- Obama in this month's election prompting Republicans to rethink their approach to immigration issues and how would this work can achieve actually.
While this would set up a three stage -- system for those brought to the US at a very young age usually by their parents.
To qualify a person would have to be brought to the US at the age of fourteen or younger.
The applicant would have to reach 48 years or younger to apply they'd have to have no criminal record whatsoever and there would be a background check.
And -- have to have a knowledge of English US history and US government those who are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform say this bill doesn't go far enough.
It's not likely either to see action during his lame duck session but then sometime next year old -- how this concerted are Republicans after that -- -- they thought they had a chance of you know attracting Hispanics.
And now they think once -- Well they think it said time to it take some kind of action toward immigration.
And of course that it already been on the table Marco Rubio had been talking about it.
They're going ahead piecemeal one bill in the house two let foreign immigrants who have higher education.
Have an easier chance at a visa and on this and inside.
To their version of the DREAM Act so so they're moving forward on that -- and we'll see if if that's all it takes to attract Latinos to the Republican Party.
Or if they need to do more or if this'll help or hurt that we -- thank you Steve Steve sometimes our bureau there in Washington mark has more on this.
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