Immigration reform: US senators in bipartisan deal


MCcainA bipartisan group of US senators has unveiled a plan for sweeping reform of the immigration system this year.

The framework calls for a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, while tightening border security.

The eight senators promoted their proposals a day before President Barack Obama presents his own blueprint.

Correspondents say conservatives’ hard line on immigration has become an electoral liability for Republicans.

In last November’s elections, President Obama, a Democrat, won more than 70% of the Hispanic vote.

Read more at BBC


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