Bipartisan immigration reform back on the table
Two high-profile Senators from across party lines are re-starting talk of immigration reform. Senators Charles Schumer, a Democrat, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, have a four-part plan that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
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Two key US senators are restarting bipartisan talks on US immigration reform that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, Senator Charles Schumer said on Sunday.
"And I think we have a darned good chance using this blueprint to get something done this year. The Republican Party has learned that being ... anti-immigrant doesn't work for them politically. And they know it," Schumer said.
President Barack Obama, re-elected last week with overwhelming support from Hispanic voters, in 2010 called the proposal unveiled by Graham and Schumer a "promising framework" on immigration reform. But the plan never got off the ground.
Obama's support among Hispanics was about 66 percent in the election, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data.