Bipartisan Group Addresses Illegal Immigration

2013

Dormant for several years, the issue of illegal immigration gained traction during the 2012 presidential campaign. Latino voters turned out in record numbers for President Barack Obama, who captured 71 percent of the Hispanic vote. Both parties take notice of the numbers, and in early 2013, a bipartisan group of senators proposes numerous changes, including a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country if the borders are secured.