President Heads West to Tout Immigration Reform

There is major movement to bring immigration reform to congress.

FILE - (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

LAS VEGAS (CBS) -- There is major movement to bring immigration reform to congress.

President Obama is hitting the road to rally support for immigration reform.

He's expected to endorse a bi-partisan senate proposal to give approximately 11 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.

The so-called "Gang of Eight" announced its plan yesterday.

It would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes, and learn English.

They can then apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally.

The proposal also calls for U.S. borders to be secured.


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