Immigration Reform Coming Soon
In a 68 to 32 vote, the Senate passed a major immigration bill.
It was a historic day for immigration reform.
The U.S. Senate has approved an immigration reform bill that offers a path to citizenship to the millions on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S..
While the bill, which was voted on Thursday, offers a path to citizenship, it also calls for tighter border security and more spending.
A $46 billion border security package was added in an effort to win over Republicans, who often oppose immigration reform.
It is unclear where that money is coming from.
President Obama called it a “common-sense reform” and encouraged the House to do its job, just like the Senate did.
“We have a unique opportunity to fix our broken system in a way that upholds our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” said President Obama. “We just need Congress to finish the job.”
If the bill passes in the House, 11 million undocumented immigrants would be on their way to citizenship.
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