Today, the United States Senate voted 68-32 to pass its immigration reform bill S. 744! All Democrats as well as 14 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. This is a positive and encouraging victory. However, before immigration reform can become law, it has to pass the House of Representatives. The House has insisted that it will come up with its own bill rather than vote on the Senate bill. At this point, it is the opinion of this office that the fate of immigration reform in the House remains very unclear. We are pleased that a bill has made it through the Senate and we look forward to seeing how the House will respond.
Senate passes sweeping immigration bill via CNN
Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul via NY Times
Senate Passes Vitaly Important Compromise Immigration Reform Bill via AILA