Obama, Senators Press Immigration Reforms
In separate plans for overhauling the nation's immigration laws, President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are calling for a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, including an expedited route for the more than 2 million undocumented youth who were brought to the country as children.
Such young immigrants, who are either enrolled in school or serving in the military, would not have to clear as many hurdles as undocumented people who arrived in the United States as adults under each of the frameworks laid out by the president and the lawmakers, who differ over making borders more secure as a precursor to allowing unauthorized immigrants to seek legal status.
In a speech delivered last week at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas—home to a large Hispanic enrollment and a special "newcomer" program for new English-language learners—the president said a process to legalize all undocumented immigrants would not be quick, but...
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