Senate Passes Bipartisan Immigration Reform
Posted at 5:21 p.m. on June 27
The Senate voted 68-32 to pass the bipartisan Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, capping three weeks of intense debate and sending it to the House of Representatives where it will face its next big test.
Wall Street Journal: “Only six years earlier, a similar measure had imploded in the same chamber… The bill now moves to the House, where GOP leaders have pledged to chart their own path, which is sure to diverge sharply from the Senate’s broad, bipartisan approach… House Republicans meet to discuss the issue on July 10, following a week-long Independence Day recess in which many members will hear from voters.”
New York Times: “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.”