TODAY | June 21, 2013
>> a significant break through in a fight on capitol hill .
>>> immigration reform is the focus again today as lawmakers inch toward a possible agreement in the senate. kelly o'donnell has more for us.
>> reporter: good morning. they worked late into the night write a new version of immigration reform with more border security . democrats want to get something passed with a dozen or more republicans, and that's the hard part. always a hot political issue, but now, immigration is pitting republican versus republican. one fight is over when and how undocumented immigrants, already here, could gain legal status and evenual citizenship.
>> it's an immediate amnesty and legalization and this attempt of enforcement after that. we need to fundamentally reverse that order.
>> the facts are that 11 million people live in the shad dose and they live here in amnesty and by god they are being exploited every single day.
>> another fight is over border security . a new senate proposal intended to win over more republican votes would build more border fence and deemploy another 20,000 border agents.
>> if you hire the border patrol agents and put them on a border they're not going to read a comic book . they're going to do their job. you don't need to prove to me they're going to do their job. you just need to get them on the border so they can.
>> people tell me they don't trust the federal government when it comes to securing our boarders. and why would they?
>> reporter: there is more work to do. backers of the plan say they will also tighten retrants on visas and electronics. all of this will be voted on next week.