WASHINGTON, March 15 A bipartisan group of
members of the U.S. House of Representatives is close to
completing work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that
will include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million
undocumented people living in the United states, according to
Two of the aides confirmed that the negotiators are still
trying to come to an agreement on how to handle temporary
laborers coming into the United States, many of them sought by
the U.S. agriculture sector.
House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, was briefed on
Friday on the legislation, which aides described as being nearly
complete. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi received a
briefing on Thursday, according to aides.