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-- of this bell still need to be worked out really but according to sources senators want to cover really four main goals in this.
It include is something you've heard a lot about which is a path to citizenship.
For the eleven million immigrants who are already living here.
Also reforming the current legal immigration system as well which some people including Jeb Bush say.
-- -- a lot of flaws and and establishment of an employment verification programs to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants something like that already exist they want to do some changes to that.
Also an agricultural worker program and.
This kind heart right Steve Centanni now leads our -- -- is live in Washington what happens.
Exactly today Steve good morning.
Well good morning bill a bipartisan group of -- senators will unveil its new immigration proposal here on Capitol Hill.
It's a plan as you said the lays out a path to citizenship for eleven million undocumented immigrants along with tighter border security and better employment verification.
The Democrats on the panel are Chuck Schumer of New York Dick Durbin of Illinois Bob Menendez of New Jersey.
And Colorado's Michael -- the Republicans or John McCain of Arizona south Carolina's Lindsey Graham Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff flake of Arizona.
Now this comes as President Obama flies to Las Vegas to outline his vision for immigration.
Senator Durbin says immigration reform a comprehensive plan is long overdue.
We are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with.
We have virtually been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy that's unacceptable in this nation of immigrants.
The plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math science and engineering skills Build-A-Bear of a lot of politics laced through this entire issue how -- the politics figure into.
This proposal -- Well first he comes during an important window of opportunity before the mid term elections of 2014 get under -- before the campaigning gets under way it also comes just after President Obama.
Was reelected partly because of the strong support of Latinos the fastest growing minority group in the US Senator John McCain acknowledge that reality yesterday.
-- -- a little straight talk look at the last election.
-- -- the last election we are losing.
Dramatically the Hispanic vote which we think.
Should be ours for a variety of reasons and we've got to understand that.
So senate bill immigration reform could be debated this spring we'll see OK thank you Steve start another way Steve Centanni in Washington Martha has a bit more.
Well lawmakers of course made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows -- express their support for the DL here's some of that.
Cautiously optimistic and as someone who has spent years between the house and the senate.
Trying to get comprehensive immigration reform on cautiously optimistic I see the right spirit.
I see things that were once off the table for.
Agreement in discussion.
Being on the table with a serious.
Pathway forward I think those -- principles to a really good job of of adhering to -- founding principles.
Respecting the rule of law and respect and those who came here for better life.
And tonight so now all of this is really a framework for the proposal -- still -- to make it through congress on the house side it could be tricky.
Coming up next for.
-- -- senior political analyst in the next hour Brit Hume is gonna weigh in on all of.
-- do that so what does the current stated US immigration looked like today right now about.
Eleven million immigrants in the US illegally that's actually down from the record of more than 121000005 years ago before.
The economy went down the vast majority a staggering 80% come from Mexico and Latin America.
In 2012 last year more than half of all those facing deportation.
Were convicted criminals.
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