Senate Passes Immigration Reform

The Senate passed a sweeping immigration overhaul today, 68-32, a large enough margin to overcome a Republican filibuster.

The Senate bill provides a 13-year path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country, as well as tough border security provisions that must be in place before the immigrants can gain legal status.

The bill now heads to the House, where it’s going to have a considerably harder time passing. [NY Times]

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