Here illegally? How the Senate deal would make you a citizen in 7 steps

Illegal immigrant Layios Roberto waits outside the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. immigration laws. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Immigration reform: What will the path to citizenship include?

A path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants is at the center of a reform bill unveiled today.As outlined in a bipartisan Senate proposal, the legal framework for becoming a U.S. citizen could take 13 to 15 years, but likely longer than that.Here's how the legalization process would work if you were in the United States illegally when the bill passes, according to initial reports in the National Review, Politico and the Wall Street Journal.Step 1: Choose your path(AP)You …

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