As President Obama prepares to lay out his immigration plan during a speech in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a group of bipartisan senators has reached agreement on a framework to overhaul the nation's immigration system.
The deal was announced at a press conference Monday at the U.S. Capitol. The plan addresses border security, the ability of businesses to check immigration status and a streamlined process for future immigrants to enter the United States. It also opens a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the country.
The senators said their proposal is not simply an attempt to make life easier for all those people, but a chance to improve national security by knowing who's actually in the country, and improve the economy by bringing all those workers onto the tax rolls.
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