WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan panel of senators from across the nation is planning to roll out a new blueprint for an overhaul of current immigration laws.
The package includes a push to grant citizenship to more than 11 million illegal immigrants.
All the while a special ceremony is set for today as hundreds of people will become United States citizens.
Today will be an exciting day for more than 200 people who will take the oath of allegiance and pledge of allegiance to become citizens of the United States.
Taking the oath will allow those in the ceremony to not only vote, but also gain access to government benefits.
That ceremony is scheduled for this morning at 10:00 a.m.
The overhaul plan will make it easier for people like the one's taking the oath today--- to become citizens of the U.S. It’s a four page statement of principles drafted by eight senators-- four republicans and four democrats, including Florida senator Marco Rubio.
One of the biggest pieces to the new plan would be an allowance for undocumented immigrants with no past criminal history to quickly gain a probationary legal residency after paying a fine and back taxes.
They then could go for full citizenship, only after other measures are in place to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants--- all of those plans coming down the pipe after this initial one is rolled out.
And on the heels of the ceremony at Eckerd College today--- President Obama is set to roll out his immigration reform plan tomorrow.
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