By IndyKids Staff

After months of debate, the U.S. Senate proposed a new immigration plan in May. It calls for more fences and troops at the Mexican border and changes the way immigrant visa applications are judged so that education and skills matter more than family ties. The plan offers legal status for some of the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States but with requirements such as a $5,000 fine and returning to their home country first. This bill will face more debates in the coming months.