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Analysis: The Road Ahead for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, July 03, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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Schumer and RubioWASHINGTON, D.C. - The last week of June, the U.S. Senate passed S. 744, Congress’ first serious attempt at comprehensive immigration reform since 2007.

The bill, hammered out by a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Eight,” led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), passed with a majority of 68 to 32 that included all Democratic and 14 Republican senators.

If anything concerning immigration reform can be easy, this was the easy part. Getting a bill through the Republican-controlled House will be a challenge. After the Senate action, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, stated flatly that the House will not take up the Senate bill but will come up with one of its own.

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