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The U.S. Capitol Building's dome in Washington, DC. A bipartisan Senate group is unveiling its plan to tackle immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that's contingent on border security.

Senators offer a bipartisan blueprint for immigration - New York Times A bipartisan group of senators "has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire." The plan is being unveiled today.

What's in Senate immigration plan? - CNN Details of what's being called the "Bipartisan Framework for Immigration Reform," whose four legislative pillars include: a path to citizenship for the undocumented "contingent upon securing our borders,;" reforming the legal immigration system; enhancing employment verification' and creating an "improved process for admitting future workers."

The 5 most important sentences in the Senate's immigration plan - Washington Post Ezra Klein deciphers some of the language in the bipartisan compromise, including the border security contingency for a path to citizenship: "The key word in the framework is 'contingent.' Everything is contingent upon the securing of our borders. But how will we know when our borders are secure?"

The 3 big hurdles Obama has to clear to pass immigration reform - The Atlantic  Only three? The National Journal's Fawn Johnson's take: "There are three main hurdles to passing an immigration bill -- citizenship, guest-workers and House Republicans. Any one of them could scuttle the prospects of passage, but all are surmountable."

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