Immigration Bill Survives Senate Vote

The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country’s immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.

Under Senate rules, at least 60 votes from the 100-seat chamber wer

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The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country’s immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.


Under Senate rules, at least 60 votes from the 100-seat chamber were needed to move the bill forward. The pivotal procedural vote was 64-35 to revive the divisive legislation and offer it up for further debate, according to the Associated Press.


The bill still must overcome another make-or-break vote that could come as early as June 28.  That vote will also require 60 yes votes in the Senate, according to the Associated Press.


As currently drafted, the measure would tighten border security, create a temporary guest worker program, and grant immediate legal status to millions of undocumented workers in this country

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