House Democrats Unveil Immigration Measure

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants 2 participate in march for Immigrants and Mexicans protesting against Illegal Immigration reform by U.S. Congress, Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2006Al Jazeera, 10/03/2013

Hoping to revive the stalled debate over immigration reform, Democrats in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives unveiled a bill Wednesday that would overhaul U.S. immigration laws by tightening border security and providing a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Amid the grips of a government shutdown, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and more than a dozen other Democrats announced the measure at a news conference on Capitol Hill, saying their Republican colleagues should put a comprehensive immigration bill up for vote before the end of the year.

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