Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform

Senate Judiciary Committee Reaches Agreement on Immigration Reform Bill

immigrationimpact

written by Amanda Peterson Beadle

After three weeks and hours of debate over five days, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” on a bipartisan 13-5 vote, with GOP Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Orrin Hatch (UT), and Jeff Flake (AZ) voting with the Democrats. Advocates in the hearing room burst into applause and cheers of “Si se puede” after the bill’s passage. During debate of the immigration reform measure, the committee considered many of the 300 amendments that were filed.

complete article at:

http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/05/22/senate-judiciary-committee-reaches-agreement-on-immigration-reform-bill/#more-13604

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