Defining a secure border will be crucial for immigration plan
January 29, 2013
The fate of 11 million people could hinge on the interpretation of border security.
An immigration-reform blueprint by a bipartisan group of senators includes a path to U.S. citizenship for those who are in the country illegally. But the blueprint, released Monday, specifies that the federal government must first certify that the U.S.-Mexico border is secure.
Immigrant rights groups fear that millions of people will be in limbo until the security threshold appeases those dissatisfied with the border’s status.