Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) — House Republican leaders will propose changes to U.S. immigration policy that include providing legal status to undocumented workers as the party attempts to gain support among Latino voters, a party aide said.

The principles, which would be used to guide legislation, also would support a path to citizenship for immigrants illegally brought to the country as children, said a House Republican aide who reviewed the document and requested anonymity to speak before it's released.

Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, will call for border security measures to be tied to other immigration changes, and say that current laws should be enforced before granting legal status to undocumented workers, according to the aide.

House Republicans will discuss the proposals at a policy retreat later this week in Maryland, where they plan to work out their legislative agenda for the year.

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