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Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez

Senate approves landmark immigration bill

Senate approves landmark immigration bill

The Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws on Thursday that would spend billions more on border security while granting millions of undocumented immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship. But as supporters celebrated the rare bipartisan vote on what would be the first major revamping of immigration policy in a generation, many acknowledged that the proposal faces a difficult path in the House of Representatives, where some conservatives predict that the bill has a slim chance at final passage. The Senate legislation, approved 68-32, would direct $46 billion toward border security over the next decade and set a 13-year path to citizenship for as many as 11...