On April 17, 2013, the "Gang of Eight" senators introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Key provisions of the draft bill include increased increased border security and enforcement, as well as a 13-year pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants via a Registered Provisional Immigrant process (including fines for unlawful presence in the United States). This bill serves as a starting point for the immigration reform debate and, as such, is subject to change during the discussion and negotiation process.
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (Full Text)
NY Times Editorial: An Immigration Blueprint