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Reid highlighted a bipartisan deal negotiated by senators, which was being announced later Monday. The deal would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already living in the United States, increase the immigration of skilled workers, implement an employer verification program and create a guest-worker program. President Obama is also expected to announce an immigration plan on Tuesday.

“There is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately,” Reid said. “I hope we’ll soon have a bill to send through the committee process and bring a bill to the floor for a vote.”


Republican Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioTop Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms Rubio defends Trump: 'This whole flip-flop thing is a political thing' Rubio: Shutdown would have 'catastrophic impact' on global affairs MORE (Fla.) and John McCainJohn McCainKasich: 'I think political parties are on their way out' Five fights for Trump’s first year Trump wall faces skepticism on border MORE (Ariz.) have been working with Democratic Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinTop Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms Top Dem: Shutdown over border wall would be 'height of irresponsibility' Sunday shows preview: Trump stares down 100-day mark MORE (Ill.) and Charles SchumerCharles SchumerPriebus: I believe the government will stay open So what if banks push fancy cards? Give consumers the steak they want Ted Cruz: Warren could beat Trump in 2020 MORE (N.Y.) to come up with the comprehensive deal. Reid said he was glad to see Republicans have decided to work with Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform.

“Republicans have been unwilling to work to find common ground," Reid said. "I’m glad to see that has changed, rather than just complaining that the system is broken.”