'Gang of 8' Reaches Immigration Deal

A bipartisan group of senators hope their deal will strengthen border security.
1:34 | 06/20/13

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ABC news has confirmed the Senate's so called gang of eight reached a deal on immigration reform that they are expected to reveal today. These lawmakers hope the compromise will deliver the votes needed to pass the bill and seized -- -- Bradley has the details by. Partisan group of senators is close to announcing a deal to strengthen border security detect -- provision that just might save the immigration reform bill. The plan calls for a search and Border Patrol staffing nearly doubling the number of officers to 38000. Adding 700 more miles of fence along the US border with Mexico and installing more radar -- -- Under the compromise immigrants living in the US illegally will be put on a path to citizenship. As the added security is implement it but green cards would not be handed out into the work is complete. For Republicans the increase securities and -- main sticking point -- we don't have. Control of our southwestern border but for Democrats it's the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. He's eleven million people play a crucial role in our economy -- vital role in our communities these eleven million people need a path we get right before. It's not clear -- this deal will win enough support to pass the overhaul but congressional negotiators hoped this would at least lead to a vote. Senate majority leader Harry Reid hopes to finish work on immigration reform. For the fourth of July although the Citigroup's proposal would cost tens of billions of dollars the Congressional Budget Office says that immigration reform. Would actually boost the economy and lower the deficit. -- on Bradley ABC news Capitol Hill.

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