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Immigration Bill's Future Unclear

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It's unlikely the Senate will finish work on an immigration bill this week. Partisan bickering over amendments is clouding the outlook for a compromise.

While an initial Senate vote is set for this morning, both sides say passage of a measure may be delayed until after the Easter recess.

The bill would separate illegal immigrants now in the US into three categories. Illegal immigrants here more than five years could work for six years and apply for legal permanent residency without having to leave the country.

Those here two to five years would have to go to border entry points sometime in next three years but could immediately return as temporary workers.

Those here less than two years would have to leave and wait in line for visas to return.


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