U.S. Senators Prepare for Key Vote on Immigration Bill

UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.:

The Corker-Hoeven amendment cleared a hurdle late this afternoon when the U.S. Senate passed a motion, with a vote of 67-27, to invoke cloture on the measure. The vote stopped debate on the amendment, and it is now headed for a final vote later this week.

Although some decried the measure’s border-enforcement measures, today’s vote was also seen as a major test that reflects immigration reform has — at least for now — a legitimate chance to make it to President Obama’s desk this year. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives must still debate ...

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