Illegal Immigrants Make 1,500-Mile March to Washington

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., recently introduced comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would give illegal immigrants who have a job, are in school or serve in the U.S. military a chance to "earn legalization" by registering with the government, passing criminal background checks, learning English, and paying taxes and fees. They would then receive a six-year "provisional" visa and later, having met the requirements, would be eligible for a green card.

Such bills have been introduced many times before and failed, most recently in 2007. President Obama has promised to readdress the issue.

"We need change and we need it now," Matos said. "We really believed what Obama said, but we're still waiting. It's a year and we still haven't seen it."

In the most recent ABC News poll on immigration, 61 percent of respondents said they would support a program giving illegal immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here legally if they pay a fine and meet other requirements. Thirty-five percent said they oppose such a plan.

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