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Accord offers path to legal immigration

Bipartisan bill targets work, security issues

People lined up yesterday outside the US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, to seek working visas for the United States. People lined up yesterday outside the US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, to seek working visas for the United States. (ASSOCIATED PRESS/GUILLERMO ARIAS)
By Susan Milligan and Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / May 18, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators and President Bush agreed yesterday to a potentially historic deal on an immigration bill that would give 12 million undocumented residents the chance to become legal Americans while beefing up border security and cracking down on employers who hire illegal workers. (Full article: 1138 words)

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