The estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States could be put on the path to citizenship under a new immigration bill agreed upon Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators.
Immigration breakthrough could pave way for citizenship
The President's reaction: Today, Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate came together and agreed upon a proposal that offers a much needed solution to the the problem of illegal immigration in this country. This proposal delivers an immigration system that is secure, productive, orderly and fair. I applaud the Senators who worked in the spirit of bipartisanship over the past months to address this issue, which is critically important to the American people.