Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

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WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigation laws since 1986, approving by a vote of 68 to 32 a bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants and direct tens of billions of dollars toward security of the U.S.-Mexico border. The immigration reform debate now shifts to the House of Representatives, which could decide to vote on the Senate bill, vote on its own comprehensive immigration reform legislation, or vote on several piecemeal bills.

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