Senate Approves Immigration Overhaul 68-32 – Now Heads to House
The Senate on Thursday (6/27) approved a immigration overhaul that would allow legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. The Senate voted 68-32 to approve the bill.
The bill was introduced by the "Gang of Eight," which includes New York Senator Charles Schumer. Its fate, as it heads to the House of Representatives, remains uncertain.
Under the bill a thirteen-year "path to citizenship" would be created for thousands of immigrants. If passed, the bill would add 20,000 more border agents and seven hundred miles of fencing along the United States-Mexico border.