Hill Hispanics renew immigration-reform push

Tossing another hot potato on the 2010 congressional schedule, top Hispanic Democrats outlined Tuesday a major immigration-reform proposal that is more generous to illegal immigrants than the last two bills that failed to make it into law in the past three years.

Backers of overhauling the nation's immigration laws have concluded that, having failed to win support from businesses and immigration-enforcement advocates in the past, they would write a new bill without any compromises.

The new legislation would kick local authorities out of the business of immigration enforcement, establish new due-process protections for illegal immigrants and create a new pathway to citizenship that would require only that illegal immigrants pay a very small fine and would not require them to return to their home country first. READ FULL STORY

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