A bipartisan group of eight senators has agreed on a set of principles that will form the basis for broad immigration legislation they hope to pass this spring.
The principles will be unveiled at a news conference Monday, ahead of a speech President Barack Obama will give Tuesday in Las Vegas laying out his vision for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration policy.
According to a copy of the agreement obtained by CQ Roll Call, the principles include creating “a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States that is contingent upon securing our borders and tracking whether legal immigrants have left the country when required.”
They include remaking “our legal immigration system to better recognize the importance of characteristics that will help build the American economy and strengthen American families,” the agreement states.
They call for creating “an effective employment verification system that will prevent identity theft and end the hiring of future unauthorized workers.”
And the lawmakers want to “establish an improved process for admitting future workers to serve our nation’s workforce needs, while simultaneously protecting all workers.”
How these goals would be accomplished is still yet to be determined, because a draft bill has not yet been written.
The senators who will unveil the principles Monday include Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona. The Democrats are Charles E. Schumer of New York, Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado.
Americans get hosed.
Rubio, another Enemy of America!
I have previously warned Conservatives about Rubio. People say he's good for America, WRONG! His whole plan is to make illegal aliens LEGAL citizens so they can live off of OUR Social Security system even though they haven't paid into it and continue to deplete OUR country's resources. Is this his way of inviting all his relatives, friends & the entire population of Cuba to America for a free ride?
RUBIO needs to be thrown out of office for even suggesting such a thing.
If you're not MAD AS HELL you must be a Liberal looking to add 11+ Million voters to the Democrat Socialist Party!
Why would ANYONE, especially a TEA PARTY group even consider Rubio, or for that matter Jindal, for the 2016 nomination. We would be then offering up another ineligible, who is not natural-born, as per constitutional requirement, to serve in the White House. NOT ME, NOT EVER.
If the TEA PARTY pushes for Rubio like some did before, I AM GONE.
I agree with you why try electing an illegal when we could have had a great leader ALLEN WEST or RAND PAUL who are the only two who are not affraid of the big bad dud odumbshit!
NOT ME EITHER, Diane!
After this illegal alien debacle they can go to hell. I recognized Rubio's allegiance a long time ago.
Anything involving Chuck the Smuck, and Dick the Prick Durbin is probably bad, we'll see.
I am mad as hell. The Democrat Party is going to add 11+ Million voters to their rolls by making illegal aliens citizens! WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS NOW! We all need to write or E-mail that one-step-from-being-a-Liberal John McCain and ask him if he has lost his freaking mind! What a POS, along with any other politician who endorses this madness!
This would absolutely seal the fate of any future Conservative / Republicans in the House, Senate and White House. WE MUST FIGHT THIS NOW!
We need to rally every red-blooded American in this country to tell our ignorant politicians"NO", and what part of "ILLEGAL" don't they understand !
Why aren't these ignorant Tax & Squander morons working on a plan to DEPORT them instead of trying to SUPPORT them?
I am so mad I think my hair is going to catch on fire! 11+ Million more votes for the Socialist Democrats! 11+ Million more to add to our already ailing Social Security system, even though they never paid into it. How many are over 62 & already eligible to jump on that bandwagon? What is wrong with our politicians?
Any politician supporting this legislation is an ENEMY OF THE STATE and needs to be removed from office - both parties!
mccain is a nut less commie just like the rest of them!the people in az keep voting his chicken ass back in are they nuts or do they even really go out to vote just let him keep rolling over un attested?and his cohort lindsey graham is another obummer appointment who talks bs and spreads odumbshit bs propaganda we need to get rid of every one in the house and senate as soon as possible or else!
notice in this article the changing of illegal to unauthorized!you see the word game in this country has been going on since 1913 when the progressives started their romp through the constitution change a few words no one will notice change a few laws no one will notice now 100 years later guess what nobody has noticed.This is not AMERICA any more this is communist obummer land.
I guess the existing laws were old and needed to be up dated instead of enforced?
The "funny" part is that the new law(s) won't be enforced, either, as long as we can get millions and millions more dependent upon Big Brother.