According to an article on news.yahoo.com: “The Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill on Thursday afternoon, after a recently hashed-out compromise on border security helped convince a total of 14 Republicans to vote for the measure. The bill, which passed 68 to 32, could face a steep uphill climb in the Republican-controlled House.”
This is a great first step and Senate majority leader Harry Reid had members take their seats to vote for this historic legislation. the ball is now in the House’s court and it will be fascinating to see how it plays out. Although Democrats and many Republicans do want reform to pass, politically, some Democrats would probably want to watch the GOP implode over this issue. A win-win would be to pass legislation and take immigration off the table come election time.