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Byline: Miguel Perez
Jan. 22--The Senate's top Democrat and a Republican colleague Wednesday proposed a new path to legal residency for millions of illegal immigrants.
The plan, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., would allow undocumented workers and their families to obtain a green card through work. It was touted as an alternative to President Bush's recent proposal for immigration reform, which calls for a temporary workers' program with no guarantee of legal permanent residence.
"America's immigration policy needs a healthy dose of common sense," Daschle said. "This bipartisan legislation cuts through ideology and offers a straightforward way to secure American borders, strengthen our economy, and help immigrants, while protecting American workers."
The two senators said their plan would improve national security, increase predictability in the …