Senate votes to move forward with immigration bill
June 24th, 2013
06:59 PM ET
7 years ago

Senate votes to move forward with immigration bill

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Monday signaled strong support in a test vote for a bipartisan proposal to strengthen border security, giving a boost to prospects for passage of sweeping immigration reform legislation.

Supporters of the border measure, which also covers major elements of the larger immigration bill, garnered more than enough backing in the procedural tally, 67 to 27, to move forward. Some senators did not vote due to travel delays.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Zerubbabel

    The true test is in the House. We will see how much minority outreach they really are interested in. I strongly suspect that it will not be much. Just as they lost the black vote in the 60's over segregation, the female vote over reproductive rights this century, they will lose the Hispanic vote over immigration, they keep coming up on the wrong side of history. The world is changing and they cannot stop it. This does not bode well for their future.

    June 24, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Chuck

    Time to vote the senators that vote yea out of office.

    June 24, 2013 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. MesaMax

    If anybody remembers, we have passed laws to build the fence in the past. It was never built. Why does anyone think that the fence will be built THIS time with THIS law? Anybody???

    June 24, 2013 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    All those who voted for that bill, are traitors to America.

    June 24, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  5. Abbey

    I see the term "Surge" being used once again. Funny how certain politicians and radical organizations really don't like this process.

    June 24, 2013 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    And will lose in the House. Same as it ever was.

    Well, I could be wrong. Maybe House Republicans will vote Yea if we build 15,000 more Ospreys to circle pointlessly overhead and implant all Mexicans, citizens or not, with little cobalt chips that can be tracked by 700 new satellites. At least House GOPhers don't have to worry about the whole gay thing - the Senate disabled their rights already.

    Yay America.

    June 24, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Tighten it...h1-b, j1 , l1 visas people come to rob benefits ..

    June 24, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. Donkey Party

    It will die in the House, because the GOP hates minorities, and have no interest in immigration reform.

    June 24, 2013 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |