USA Today says the White House is drafting an immigration plan that would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent US residents within eight years.
The plan would also allocate additional security funds and require business owners to check the immigration status of any new hires within four years.
The report says an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States could also apply for a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa.
According to the draft, which USA Today said was being circulated among various government agencies, visa applicants would need to pass a criminal background check, file biometric information and pay fees.
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