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White House immigration bill offers path to residency

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By Alan Gomez / USA Today

WASHINGTON — A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

The plan also would provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. In addition, the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants could apply for a newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa, under the bill being written by the White House.

Read the full story at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/16/obama-immigration-bill/1925017/

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