In the eyes of immigrant activists, the immigration plan recently leaked from the Obama White House falls short of even the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act, signed by Ronald Reagan, which granted amnesty to more than three million undocumented immigrants. Unlike the current proposals under discussion, Regan’s plan did not create separate provisions for groups like workers or students. While some argue that the administration’s leak is merely a decoy to bolster the bipartisan Senate committee known as the “Gang of Eight” tasked with creating a framework for reform, both the White House and Congress are finding their plans to be a tough sell to immigrant rights organizations and undocumented communities. “You can’t talk about legalizing people if you are talking about deporting them at the same time,” said Jacinta Gonzalez

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