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'Gang of 8' Senators unveil immigration reform proposal




Mexicans members of migrants organizations hold signs during a protest in front of the US embassy against the trafficking of weapons to Mexico and the failure of the US immigration reform, on January 21, 2013, in Mexico City.
Mexicans members of migrants organizations hold signs during a protest in front of the US embassy against the trafficking of weapons to Mexico and the failure of the US immigration reform, on January 21, 2013, in Mexico City.
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Immigration reform is getting its moment in the sun. In just a couple of hours, a bi-partisan group of Senators nicknamed "the gang of eight" will unveil their proposal for overhauling the nation's immigration policies.

The plan includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already here. For perspective, the last major immigration reform effort in 1986 legalized three million people.

UPDATE 10:18 a.m.: According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the senators will call for accomplishing four goals:

For more details on how the Senators' plan would work we turn to National Journal reporter Fawn Johnson. For analysis of the Senate proposal, we're joined by Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State who has worked with several state legislators to draft strict immigration bills, including SB1070 in Arizona, and Angela Maria Kelley is the Vice President of immigration policy for the Center for American Progress in Washington.