House Speaker John Boehner is presenting a new outline for immigration reform to his fellow republicans at their annual retreat.
He is still looking at a piecemeal approach, focusing on stronger border security, but his proposals include a path to legal status for 11-million people who entered the country illegally.
Immigration reform supporters say because of the country's growing Latino population this could be a breakthrough year.
"These are the people obviously, that you have to court, and you represent. These are the people that are now in your jurisdiction. I think it's the responsibility of the Republican Party to act on behalf of their constituency."
In 2012 Hispanic voters went big for president Obama and the democrats.
Republicans leaders want to win back some of those votes this November.