Details of the long-awaited Senate immigration proposal began to circulate Tuesday. Immigrant-rights advocates said they were pleased that a legalization measure was on the table, but they expressed concern about the specifics, including long waits to achieve legal status and a requirement that border security goals be met first.
Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss the bill and how the Los Angeles community is reacting to it when we chat with Times reporter Cindy Chang.
If the final bill contains a legalization component, life could be transformed for the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country without proper papers, one in four of whom lives in California.
Following a mass legalization in 1986, many immigrants were able to land better jobs and increase their earnings. They got driver's licenses and could live without the fear of being deported and separated from their families.