June 27th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Senate approves sweeping immigration overhaul

(CNN) - The Senate gave final approval Thursday to an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that would create a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while increasing security along the Mexican border. The measure now goes to the Republican-controlled House, where GOP leaders say they will instead draft their own version.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    The Senate bill is D.O.A. in the House. Time to put the nail in the coffin of the GOP casket.

    June 27, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    The noose...errrrr...ball is in your court now, House GOPers/Teatrolls. Happy hanging!

    June 27, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Next up: House GOPers/Teatrolls make the biggest mistake of their careers.

    June 27, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    GOP idiots do not care–they will instead draft their own version?? What version–I told these rethuglicans are pathetic to our society–remove all in 2014. Period. National evil goes away.

    June 27, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Peoples State of Illinois

    Now the house needs to do the job they were voted in for,,,stop the amnesty.

    June 27, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Thanks Senators with the new 11 million people and those Foreign Visa the US middle class will now work for less.
    We have not recovered from the great Recession unemployment is 7.6% 25% for African Americans. We could only use more workers to lower US wages !

    June 27, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. sonny chapman

    But they broke THE LAW coming into this country illegally ! We are a Nation of LAWS ! So says all the Repub. opponents. WELL, let's put those who broke the LAW & HIRED these lawbreakers all in jail. Nooooo, they are JOB CREATORS. Such hypocrites.

    June 27, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  8. healthyxyng

    More Foreign work Visas and 11 million new workers will only worsen unemployment and decrease the value of American Workers. The middle class is already suffering with jobs moving overseas now we have to compete with low foreign workers. WE CAN KISS THE US MIDDLE CLASS GOOD BYE !

    June 27, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  9. healthyxyng

    Millions new foreign workers and 11 million illegals will cost jobs and reduce American worker's wages. This bill is not good for the US worker. WE CAN KISS THE US MIDDLE CLASS GOOD BYE !

    June 27, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Stuffit
    Rather than deal with real problems like the economy and jobs, the democratic senate spurred on by the inept incompetent, corrupt president decide to do something that will cost more hard working American taxpayers more monehy in an effort to make sure that we have corrupt democrat liber presidents until the bankruptcy reorganization of this country. Dutch is celbrating, he is extemely hate filled and will tell you even though the IG said that the IRS told us in their report they singled out conservatives and TEA parties, are you going to believe them or his lying president.
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    Oh Stuffit Stuffit.(pun intended).

    June 27, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    -Stuffit

    Rather than deal with real problems like the economy and jobs, the democratic senate spurred on by the inept incompetent, corrupt president decide to do something that will cost more hard working American taxpayers more monehy in an effort to make sure that we have corrupt democrat liber presidents until the bankruptcy reorganization of this country. Dutch is celbrating, he is extemely hate filled and will tell you even though the IG said that the IRS told us in their report they singled out conservatives and TEA parties, are you going to believe them or his lying president.
    ************
    Hey, its WiredWierdinSF! Emerged from the bunker, I see: is Eva with you?

    June 27, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. Randy, San Francisco

    The future of the Republican Party hinges on passing immigration reform. Looks like Tea Partiers and conservative purists didn't ge the memo from the Chairman Priebus of the RNC.

    June 27, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. Data Driven

    Meh. Stuffed with pork, devoid of full civil liberties protections, it's just as well the House won't look at it.

    The fact that GOP House will damage Republicans for decades by ignoring immigration is just gravy.

    June 27, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  14. California

    The senate is nothing but a bunch of hacks.

    The LIEberals only pass gas.

    June 27, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. California

    Pass amnesty without securing the border and republicans will be HISTORY.

    June 27, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. tom l.

    Nothing funnier than the Obamites here trying to give "advice" to the repubs that if they don't pass this it will mean the end of the repubs. It makes me laugh.

    I'm pretty sure that any "advice" the Yankees give the Red Sox is not given with the best of intentions.

    I think step one for all of the Obamites on here would be to take the time to actually understand the TEA Party. You are like children who don't want to listen and only make your own assumptions.

    I can almost guarantee that not one Obamite on here has had one discussion with a TEA Party supporter to hear their point of view.

    June 27, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. California

    The radical LIEberals are literally destroying America.

    June 27, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. California

    Harry Reid still has dozens and dozens of bills tabled in the senate just because he doesn't want to take the chance even of them passing. He's Obama's obstructionist.

    June 27, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Peoples State of Illinois

    Now the house needs to do the job they were voted in for,,,stop the amnesty
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    The House was voted in to get us JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
    They have been hanging themselves ever since. Once they screw this one up we're going to have a rope cutting party.

    June 27, 2013 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Boo Hoo Boehner should've put up the pretense of giving the proposal due consideration, but nooo. The Drunkard of the House couldn't wait to say that the proposal was dead in the water.
    Way to reach out and touch the Latino electorate Bonehead.
    We're going to touch you right back come 2014.

    June 27, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "I'm pretty sure that any "advice" the Yankees give the Red Sox is not given with the best of intentions."

    If you think we liberals do not want a return to having a sane, non-radicalized, non-extremist, non-obstructionist party on the opposite side of the aisle....one that is not freaking out constantly and throwing a massive tantrum over the world changing around them and their impotence in stopping it...then you're wrong. I want my sane loyal opposition back, not this frightening radicalized right wing mess the GOP/Teatrolls have become.

    June 27, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "Harry Reid still has dozens and dozens of bills tabled in the senate just because he doesn't want to take the chance even of them passing. He's Obama's obstructionist."

    Oh yawn. And when he brings them up, will their GOP authors filibuster their own bills? Grow up.

    June 27, 2013 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  23. GOP = Greed Over People

    Add this new outreach "strategy" to the upcoming government credit rating downgrade, and shutting down of the Federal government all attributable to the House GOP, and this shaping up to be a bad 2014 for the GOP.

    On the positive side, it will be a great year for America!

    June 27, 2013 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  24. Thomas

    @California
    The radical LIEberals are literally destroying America.
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    Drill Baby Drill
    You tree hugging Californians are destroying Arizona !
    You and your hollywood elates along with the socialist pinko lame stream media are breaking bad .

    Put an electric fence on our boarders with gun towers and land mines , pungi sticks .
    NO AMNESTY , NEVER .

    FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS .

    June 27, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  25. Data Driven

    @tom l,

    Allow me to suggest "Obamian" rather than "Obamite". "Obamite" sounds like a sandwich spread from Australia.

    June 27, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
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