Senators Near Pact on Immigration-Reform Plan That Would Help Students

A bipartisan group of senators is nearing agreement on principles to govern a sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws that, among other things, would “help young people who were brought to the country illegally as children by their parents become citizens,” The Washington Post is reporting.

The six members have met quietly since the November election, most recently on Wednesday. Congressional aides stressed there is not yet final agreement, but they have eyed next Friday as a target date for a possible public announcement.

The talks mark the most in-depth negotiations involving members of both parties since a similar effort broke down in 2010 without producing a bill.

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