Senators Plan to Unveil Immigration Bill Tuesday


A bipartisan group of senators plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Tuesday to secure the border, remake legal immigration, boost workplace enforcement and put 11 million people here illegally on a path to citizenship.

Immigration activists were being invited to an 11 a.m. event at a Senate office building to roll out the bill. It would be the culmination of months of closed-door meetings among a group of senators known as the "Gang of Eight" — four Democrats and four Republicans, including Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida, and Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York.

Their legislation aims to strike a balance between border security and enforcement provisions sought by Republicans in the group, and Democratic priorities, including making citizenship widely accessible.