Will Congress Pass an Immigration Reform Bill?
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The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 yesterday to pass the comprehensive immigration-reform bill brought by the so-called "Gang of Eight."
The problem for proponents of this bill is that it needs approval from the House of Representatives, which doesn't seem likely.
Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate
"The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes," House Speaker John Boehner said before the bill's passage. "We're going to do our own bill, through regular order, and it'll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people."
The bill passed by the Senate already makes it incredibly difficult for the millions of undocumented people in this country to gain legal status, and what Boehner's calling for -- more border security -- was already added to the Senate bill, to the tune of $38 billion.
There's still dealing to be made, but do you think that everyone can come to agreement -- or, enough lawmakers can come to an agreement -- to pass on an immigration-reform bill for President Obama's signature?
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