According to FNL, lawmakers in the House have planned to piece together their own measure, with their own priorities added in it.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. said he felt it was better to “do it with a step-by-step approach.”
"We'll continue down that path, but the final outcome in terms of the form of the legislation is not yet known," he added.
Four Democratic senators and four Republican colleagues met for months behind closed doors to develop the proposal, which passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee last month by a vote of 13 to 5. Among other things, the proposal would enact new border controls and allow tens of thousands of workers into the country legally for high and low-skilled jobs. It would also create a path to citizenship that would take about 13 years – for those who reside in the United States illegally.
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