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Senate immigration plan creates complex road to citizenship

April 11, 2013 12:34 AM
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Senate immigration plan creates complex road to citizenship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An immigration bill being written in the Senate aims to wipe out nearly all illegal crossings along the southwestern border with Mexico while maintaining a 13-year timetable for existing illegal residents to win citizenship, sources said on Wednesday.

The carefully crafted language is intended to attract Republican support in Congress for comprehensive immigration legislation this year, while accommodating Democrats' desire to help the estimated 11 million foreigners living in the United States illegally.

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