Senate nears key immigration reform vote
June 24th, 2013
02:06 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate nears key immigration reform vote

Washington (CNN) - Members of the Senate are set to hold a highly anticipated vote late Monday on a bipartisan measure designed to strengthen border security in the comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The measure includes language echoing most other parts of the legislation as well, thereby making it a critical test vote on the entire plan that is backed by the Obama administration.

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  1. Data Driven

    Blah. Bleh. What's happening in the House. That's all that matters at this point.

    June 24, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. Wilson

    Anyone that says this bill is not "amnesty" is either willfully ignorant, or lying. I have read all 1200 pages of this idiocy. Have you?

    June 24, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. Holden

    Senate, shemet. The house in it's bottomless pit of stupidity will put the screws to it. They have one agenda, and one only, that's to make politics look, smell and seem like the cesspool it really is. This is one thing they are successful at.

    June 24, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

    Watching republicans choke on this issue is quite entertaining. Right now, they don't know whether to sink or to swim. Hispanics now control the destiny of their white party and there is nothing they can do about it. Help them or get helped out. The choice is clear.

    June 24, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I thought the Senate had already passed an immigration bill....or was that just the vote to open the discussion for a vote on an immigration bill.

    June 24, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  6. rs

    Watching republicans choke on this issue is quite entertaining. Right now, they don't know whether to sink or to swim. Hispanics now control the destiny of their white party and there is nothing they can do about it. Help them or get helped out. The choice is clear.
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    Quite so. So the GOP has larded up the plan, and now suddenly feels they can no longer support Immigration Reform unless they get to waste untolled $billions on border pork projects (so much for "fiscal conservatism", and "smaller government", eh?). Meanwhile (as you accurately point out) they push away Hispanic voters with both hands by failing to really engage Immigration issues. By demonizing Mexico and Central America- and seemingly willfully conflating Hispanics as "illegal aliens" (as Sherrif Joe does in AZ.), they are ensuring their political death.

    So be it.

    June 24, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Since Harry Reid only allows votes on things he wants passed, I'd say chances are good it passes.

    June 24, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Voting for this bill, would be far more treasonous, than anything Snowden did.........because it would amount to giving a single political party, total control of this country.

    June 24, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |