Senate Closer To Passing Sweeping Immigration Reform

Law360, Los Angeles (June 26, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday moved closer to passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation by approving three related procedural measures by overwhelming majorities.

Senators voted 69-29, approving changes to the 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. They also agreed to waive budget rules for the bill, by a 68-30 vote, and limit debate on the bill and amendments, by a 67-31 vote....
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