US Se­nate passes sweep­ing im­mi­gra­tion bill


The US Se­nate re­cently ap­proved a sweep­ing im­mi­gra­tion over­haul bill, the most im­por­tant im­mi­gra­tion mea­sure since the 1986 Im­mi­gra­tion and Re­form Act (IRCA). The mea­sure of­fers a path to cit­i­zen­ship to about eleven mil­lion il­le­gal im­mi­grants cur­rently in the United States and al­lo­cates bil­lions of dollars to bol­ster­ing bor­der se­cu­rity.

The bill faces un­cer­tain fate in the House, with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) say­ing he will not bring leg­is­la­tion to a vote that lacks sup­port of the ma­jor­ity of the Repub­li­can cau­cus.

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