‘Gang of 8′ Set to Release Immigration Deal Outline Tuesday

CNN reports that the Bi-Partisan “Gang of Eight” is set to release their much-anticipated immigration compromise plan Tuesday. Some of the details:

  1. Any undocumented immigrant who entered the country after December 31, 2011, would not be eligible for citizenship.
  2. A 13-year path to citizenship (which could affect up to roughly 11 million undocumented residents), would consist of 10 years for undocumented workers to get a green card, and then another three years to gain full citizenship.
  3. Undocumented workers would have to pay an (as yet to be determined) fine, back taxes and pass a background check.

In addition to the above measures, Republicans secured the provision that no undocumented worker would be eligible for citizenship until the border is considered secure by a commission composed of state and federal leaders.

A number of Republicans, including Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, have likened such compromises to amnesty.

As for the House, no timeline has been set for Representatives to present a plan of their own.

The Gang of Eight consists of 4 Democrat Senators (Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York.) and 4 Republicans (Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina; Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona; Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona).

Credit: CNN


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