Senate Passes Immigration Reform Legislation

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a massive immigration reform. It’s the largest overhaul in a generation.

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Both Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich voted for the measure. Every Democrat supported the bill. Murkowski joined one third of Republicans in voting yes.

The bill spends tens of billions of dollars securing the southern border. In exchange, it provides a path to citizenship for the eleven million people living in the United States illegally.

House Speaker John Boehner says his chamber will not even take up the package. U.S. Representative Don Young says the House is likely to tackle immigration in a piecemeal approach.