Obama's Leaked Immigration Bill Makes Waves, But Small Ones

- Path to citizenship: Under the bill, undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements will be able to apply for a green card after a maximum wait of eight years. The wait could be less, however, if the line of legal immigrants waiting for visas is cleared.

- E-Verify: The draft legislation proposes making the employment verification program mandatory for all U.S. businesses within four years, meaning business owners would be obligated to check the work eligibility of employees using the system. The bill also calls for the creation of a "fraud-resistant" Social Security card.

- Future immigration: The draft bill obtained by the news outlets doesn't include changes to the future immigration system. Those changes could include increases in certain visas, like those for science and tech workers, as well as expanded guest worker programs, and are considered vital parts of any reform package. The administration has stressed that the president's bill is still a work in progress, and that he first and foremost supports the effort in the Senate.

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