Senate Clears Immigration Bill Amendment In Key Test Vote

Law360, Los Angeles (June 24, 2013, 8:57 PM ET) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to advance an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would double the number of agents on the Mexican border and require a new security plan before immigrants living in the U.S. illegally could be eligible for permanent residence.

With 67 in favor and 27 opposed, Senators agreed to end debate over the border-security amendment in what was widely perceived as a key test vote for the immigration bill, which the Senate is expected to vote on later in...
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