Senate Panel Close to Obama Plan on Path to Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants
Immigrants who are in the United States illegally could become citizens in 13 years under a plan being developed by a bipartisan Senate group, matching the overall wait proposed by the Obama administration, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday.
The Senate timeline, which is being finalized, would be structured slightly differently than President Obamaâ€™s. The nationâ€™s 11 million undocumented residents could earn legal status after a decade and become naturalized citizens three years later. Obamaâ€™s proposal would grant green cards within eight years and, potentially, citizenship five years later.
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