Immigration-Reform Plans Offer a Path for Students

Immigration-Reform Plans Offer a Path for Students 1

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Members of an immigrant-rights group in Queens, N.Y., watch a televised speech by President Obama about proposals for reform.

President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators announced separate but similar immigration-reform plans last week that would ease the path to citizenship for students who are in the United States illegally, and would make it easier for some foreign graduates of American universities to remain in the country to work.

The plans would allow immigrants who came to the country illegally to apply for legal status, though they would be granted green cards only after every other individual