Senators see path to immigrants' legalization

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 17:30 hrs

Illegal immigrants might be put on about a 10-year path toward a green card under legislation taking shape in the Senate.

Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Robert Menendez of New Jersey discussed the timeline in a roundtable meeting Thursday with Spanish-language reporters.

Aides said later that nothing has been agreed to and the timeline could change.

The timeline refers to how long someone would have to wait in a provisional legal status before qualifying for permanent residency and a green card.

Under current law, wait times for a green card can vary greatly.

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