Bipartisan Immigration Reform Proposal Would Create a Narrow-but-Real Path To Citizenship
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January 28, 2013 - 9:13am
Passing big bipartisan bills that make America and the world a better place doesn't seem like the kind of thing the United States Congress has been very interested in for the past several years but the framework unveiled today by a Senate Gang of Eight looks very promising. The signatories are Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Michael Bennet, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake. That's a blend of Democrats with close ties to the party leadership and Republicans with a reputation for going rogue—probably the right configuration of forces for this issue.
The framework features extra money for border enforcement and the establishment of a border commission composed of governors, attorneys-general, and the like from border-area states. It will provide for automatic green cards to "immigrants who have received a PhD or Master's degree in science, technol...
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