Immigration Legislation Clears the Senate, Heads to House to Meet its Fate

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We are one step closer to adopting the most significant immigration overhaul in the nation’s history.

Yesterday, the Senate passed S.744 with broad, bipartisan support that is rarely seen on Capital Hill these days. In all, 14 Republicans joined the Democrats to vote in favor of the bill, which passed with a vote of 68-to-32.

Now it is headed to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to meet its fate. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has promised the House will reply with a bill of its own.

But Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, thinks the economic benefits of the Senate's plan may be too good to pass up.

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