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Senate passes immigration bill

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Updated: 6/27/2013 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border.

The vote was 68-32, eight more than needed to send the measure to the House. Prospects there are not nearly as good and many conservatives are opposed.

Vice President Joe Biden presided, and senators cast their votes from their desks, both steps reserved for momentous votes.

The bill, a priority for President Barack Obama, would amount to the most sweeping changes in decades to the nation's immigration laws.

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TOMMY - 6/28/2013 5:43 AM
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What in the h*ll are they thinking, close the damn borders now, send the ones here illegally back home, we have enough problems of our own, then to allow more foreigners here! Welfare will now be going up and taxes

DAY8293A - 6/27/2013 11:17 PM
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This is nothing more than amnesty that will drain the treasury with new welfare and ssa payments to illegals. All we need to do is close the border, finish the fence, and start rounding up and sending illegals home... it was done after WWII and the Korean war, and it worked then... what part of illegal do these senators not get? That is why senators were originally appointed to the senate by the states, not elected. The 17th amendment allowed senators to be elected, taking away states rights. This will be the end of the United States. Thanks for voting democrat,,, "not"....
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