February 17, 2013


White House Immigration Plan Leaked

A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA Today would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

"The bill is being developed as members in both chambers of Congress are drafting their own immigration bills. In the House, a bipartisan group of representatives has been negotiating an immigration proposal for years and are writing their own bill. Last month, four Republican senators joined with four Democratic senators to announce their agreement on the general outlines of an immigration plan."

The Wall Street Journal reports that many Republicans and some Democrats have cautioned Obama "to keep his distance from the process for fear of driving away potential GOP support."

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called the proposal "half-baked" and predicted it was dead on arrival on Capitol Hill.










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