01/17/2014 01:32 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

House Republicans Prepare To Endorse Legal Status For Undocumented

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WASHINGTON—House Republican leaders are preparing for the first time to endorse legal status for many of the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally, a step that could jump-start the moribund immigration debate.

As early as next week, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and other GOP leaders will release a one-page set of principles outlining how they hope to overhaul the immigration system, people familiar with their plans say. It will stop short of offering the sort of path to citizenship endorsed by the Senate,...

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