House Democrats plan to unveil a comprehensive immigration reform package Wednesday that includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

According to a Democratic aide, the bill will be similar to a package passed through the Senate earlier this year that also included a citizenship pathway.

House Democratic leaders, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Joe Garcia (D-Fla.), will hold a press conference at noon to unveil the plan.

“While Congress might seem exceptionally dysfunctional and partisan right now, House Democrats will put forward a compromise immigration reform bill that both Democrats and Republicans should be able to support,” the Democratic aide said of the plan.

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