Senators from both parties have agreed on the outlines of comprehensive immigration reform, according to Politico.
Apparently, the reform will provide a pathway to citizenship for America's current 11 million undocumented immigrants. Young people who were brought to the country illegally as children would be offered a slightly different path.
The plan will also include stricter border controls and measures to enforce laws against illegal immigration and the hiring of undocumented workers.
The bill is also likely to help skilled workers to enter the country legally. In recent years high tech companies have complained that there aren't enough skilled workers in the US, and current immigration laws prevent them hiring sufficient foreigners.The plan was concocted by Republicans John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake and Democrats Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and Michael Bennet.