After some procedural wrangling, most amendments to the Immigration bill that were debated in the Senate today were defeated. Tomorrow the senators will vote on cloture. If 60 Senators vote for cloture (to end debate), then the bill will be up for a final vote by the end of this week. If fewer than 60 Senators vote to invoke cloture, CIR will probably not come about until after the Presidential election.

The bill being debated contains hundreds of pages of provisions, some good, some not. However, any immigration bill that seeks to overhaul our broken system will have its critics. Hopefully those Senators who voted yesterday to bring the bill back for debate, will vote to invoke cloture tomorrow and vote for passage of the bill on Friday so that this process can move forward. If your Senators are on the fence, please call them tomorrow morning and encourage them to vote to invoke cloture.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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