There is major movement to bring immigration reform to Congress. President Obama is in Las Vegas today to gain public support. His speech comes one day after a group of senators from both sides of the aisle announced they have a proposal to allow illegal immigrants to stay in the U-S.
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 White House wants the proposal to move quickly. The President won 71% of the Hispanic vote this election but it may be harder to win over some conservatives in Congress. Senator Schumer is hoping immigration reform can pass in late spring or summer. A new CBS News poll finds 51-percent of those surveyed support a plan that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the U-S and apply for citizenship.