Despite Senate Wins, Broad Immigration Reform Still Far Off

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 8:23 PM EST) -- Democratic victories in Georgia's heated Senate runoffs gave the party a slim majority in Congress, but without enough votes to end a filibuster and division among Democrats themselves, any comprehensive immigration reform will likely face an uphill battle.

Rev. Raphael Warnock and filmmaker Jon Ossoff, both Democrats, beat their Republican opponents in Georgia's Jan. 6 Senate runoff elections, giving Democrats the two additional seats needed to flip the U.S. Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris acting as the tie-breaker vote. Two of those seats are occupied by independents, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Angus King of Maine, who tend...

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