A top Democratic and a Republican lawmaker on Sunday each presented a similar plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would offer a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States -- but not until the country secures its borders.
Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., discussed their proposals on separate morning talk shows -- just days after President Obama won re-election with more than 70 percent of the Latino vote.
Schumer said he and Graham have resumed talks on immigration policy that broke off two years ago.
He said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that they have put together a “comprehensive detailed blueprint” that has "the real potential for bipartisan support”
The plan is based on the assumption that most Americans are for legal immigration but “very much” against illegal immigration, said Schumer, chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security.Read the full article HERE and view related videos below:
Sen Graham on 'Face The Nation' (11-11-12):
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Sen Schumer on 'Meet The Press' (11-11-12):
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