Senate to Begin Debate on Immigration Reform

The Senate voted to begin debate on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, by a vote of 84-15. Supporters of the bill are trying to gather 60 votes, the number of votes needed to avoid a filibuster. Numerous amendments to the bill will be debated over the next several days with the goal of finishing before the July 4 recess.

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