BOISE -- Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador says he and other members of the House of Representatives are close to unveiling a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, perhaps ahead of a Senate plan. Labrador believes illegal immigration, and the way it's handled, is one of the top problems facing America right now.

KTVB reports Labrador has about a decade-and-a-half of experience working as an immigration lawyer, so he knows how the system works. And he says it's broken. Labrador spoke to members of the Boise Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. He says the first thing he wants to fix is border security.

He also believes companies should be penalized for employing illegal immigrants, but only if an effective and simple guest worker program is offered by the government. Labrador also believes in a path to citizenship, but only if it's the same for everyone. www.ktvb.com