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Immigration Reform: 7 Key Issues Addressed In New Bill

7 Things To Know About Immigration Reform

The bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of 8" finally released their long-awaited first draft of an immigration reform bill -- an ambitious piece of legislation that tackles practically every issue pertaining to the country's broken immigration system, from enforcement, to citizenship, to Canadian tourism.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) filed the bill around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times. It carries the clunky title "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013."

As expected, it pours billions into ramping up border security, boosts the number of foreign workers who can and contains a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11.1 undocumented immigrants already living in the United States. But the bill also contains a few surprises.

At more than 844 pages, it's a mammoth. Those who don't plan on going through the bill line by line can take a look at the key issues in the slideshow above.