(Image source: Talking Points Memo)

 


BY MATT PICHT

 

 

The Senate has passed the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill with 68 in favor, 32 opposed.

 

The bill, which was sponsored by the bipartisan group of eight senators, would grant a path to legal citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. today. (Via Fox News)

 

The bill gained broader bipartisan support after an amendment that increases border security was added. The amendment helped rally some Republican senators behind the bill. (Via The Washington Post)

 

Supporters immediately started celebrating in the Senate gallery after the bill’s passage.

 

“Yes, we can! Yes, we can!”

“The sergeant-at-arms will restore order in the gallery.” (Via C-SPAN)

 

An analyst for ABC says the bill’s passage shows just how quickly the political discourse on immigration has changed.

 

“Think back one year ago. Something like this was completely out of the question. …  It really is a sign of how much the political winds have shifted on this issue in the last year.”

 

But even after the bill’s success in the Senate, it faces an uphill battle moving forward. House Speaker John Boehner bluntly stated that the immigration bill would not be brought up for debate in the House.

 

“We're going to do our own bill through regular order and move the legislation that reflects the will of our majority.” (Via MSNBC)

 

House Republicans have said they intend to tackle the immigration problem through a series of smaller proposals focusing on border security.

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

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Jun 27, 2013

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

(Image source: Talking Points Memo)

 


BY MATT PICHT

 

 

The Senate has passed the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill with 68 in favor, 32 opposed.

 

The bill, which was sponsored by the bipartisan group of eight senators, would grant a path to legal citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. today. (Via Fox News)

 

The bill gained broader bipartisan support after an amendment that increases border security was added. The amendment helped rally some Republican senators behind the bill. (Via The Washington Post)

 

Supporters immediately started celebrating in the Senate gallery after the bill’s passage.

 

“Yes, we can! Yes, we can!”

“The sergeant-at-arms will restore order in the gallery.” (Via C-SPAN)

 

An analyst for ABC says the bill’s passage shows just how quickly the political discourse on immigration has changed.

 

“Think back one year ago. Something like this was completely out of the question. …  It really is a sign of how much the political winds have shifted on this issue in the last year.”

 

But even after the bill’s success in the Senate, it faces an uphill battle moving forward. House Speaker John Boehner bluntly stated that the immigration bill would not be brought up for debate in the House.

 

“We're going to do our own bill through regular order and move the legislation that reflects the will of our majority.” (Via MSNBC)

 

House Republicans have said they intend to tackle the immigration problem through a series of smaller proposals focusing on border security.

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