The bipartisan Senate group working on immigration reform has announced that they have reached a deal, which is a great sign. The agreement provides for enhanced border security and a path towards citizenship. Reports suggest that the bill will provide the DHS with 10 years to fortify enforcement by improving border surveillance, expand a worker verification system, and creating a electronic exit system at the border.
During this 10 year period, undocumented individuals would be able to apply for provisional status with work authorization and travel permission. Then they could apply for green cards and eventually citizenship.
More information is supposed to be released next week.