Democrats Prepare For Immigration Reform Without GOP Support

06/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Democrats appear dead set on moving comprehensive immigration reform this year even if it comes without GOP support, and they began laying the groundwork Wednesday for a Democrats-only alternative to a bipartisan deal.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (N.J.) released a detailed summary of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The outline -- which is based on negotiations between Schumer and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that collapsed earlier this month -- would require a series of border security benchmarks to be met before broader reforms could be implemented.

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