How Millions Would Be Excluded From Immigration Deal
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It's projected that about 7 of the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. would be eligible for the Senate's immigration deal. So what will happend to the other 4 million? Let us know your thoughts below.
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President Obama has staked his bid to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws on providing a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. Failing to do so, he told a Spanish-language television station, would mean 11 million people “permanently resigned to a lower status.”
But even if the Senate legislation favored by Obama became law tomorrow, more than one in four illegal immigrants would remain undocumented and outside the system, according to federal estimates.
That gap worries many reform proponents, who fear that the system would leave millions living in the shadows without legal protection. They would also be subject to harsher workplace requirements and enforcement measures included in the plan.