A proposal on the pathway to citizenship for those who entered the country illegally could help Congress reach an agreement on immigration reform, according to this article. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, proposed that undocumented residents could be given a provisional legal status and then allowed to seek green cards under existing immigration law. The idea could eliminate the concern that those who broke the law would be given "special treatment," which has been a point of contention in the House.

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