Spokane supporters call Democrats' immigration reform package good step but recognize tough road ahead

Democrats unveiled a Biden-backed immigration proposal Thursday, a plan that includes a new eight-year path to citizenship for roughly 11 million immigrants in the United States without legal status.

The plan, which reflects priorities President Joe Biden released on his first day, would overhaul the immigration system, something that hasn’t been done in more than 30 years. With a highly divided Congress, it’s unlikely such a sweeping proposal passes completely, although some advocates have said they would support a piecemeal approach.

Still, some Washington lawmakers and Spokane community leaders say it is a good first step in fixing the system.

“This would help so many immigrants waiting to file

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