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220px-Marco_Rubio,_Official_Portrait,_112th_CongressA bi-partisan Senate committee has put forth an immigration reform proposal this week, calling for a “permanent” fix to the problem according to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl). Other members of the committee include Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-NY). Pundits say McCain and Rubio’s involvement has signaled the Republican Party’s hope to regain support among Hispanic citizens.

The four-pillar plan includes a path to citizenship, a new green card system, an employment verification system and a guest-worker program for jobs Americans aren’t filling.

One tenet of the proposal calls for a change in the amount of low-skilled immigrant workers that are allowed in the country according to how our economy is creating jobs. The idea to allow fewer workers in the country when the economy is not creating jobs sounds smart, but The Wall Street Journal has reservations. In an editorial, the conservative paper said that putting a government committee in charge of declaring a labor shortage could possibly be worse than the status quo.

Rubio described the process the 11 million illegal immigrants would go through as requiring them to “come out of the shadows,” register, and pay back fines.

The committee hopes to have a bill submitted by March. President Obama will also be unveiling his immigration plan soon.

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