First Word: Obama’s backup immigration plan

Updated
President Obama speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va. on Feb. 7, 2013.
President Obama speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va. on Feb. 7, 2013.
File photo by Charles Dharapak/AP

The Obama administration is downplaying its draft immigration proposal, saying it’s only a plan B if lawmakers don’t come up with their own sweeping bill. The president’s plan obtained by USA Today would reportedly allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents after eight years.

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First Word: Obama's backup immigration plan

Updated