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Group of senators proposes immigration reform; response mixed in N.C.

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Dale Folwell

Sen. Kay Hagan

Dale Folwell

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 8:56 pm | Updated: 8:33 pm, Sat Apr 26, 2014.

The Hispanic voter, already accounting for 10 percent of the electorate in the presidential election, is still a sleeping giant.

That’s part of the reason a group of eight U.S. senators, Democrats and Republicans, announced Monday a proposal to provide unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship – through probationary legal status – contingent on increasing border security and combatting visa overstays. The plan would also require background checks, fines and a new workforce verification system similar to E-verify, among other provisions.

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