The bill was a huge priority for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was hoping to have it voted on before the July 4 holiday. Of course, the passing of the bill in the Senate was expected; it's the Republican-led House that pundits believe will shoot it down.
However, it is heartening to see that the Senate is making efforts to require individuals who have been living in the United States (oftentimes for decades) without green cards find a way to become legally registered — and stop living in fear of being kicked out of their own communities. Also, it is a great sign to see politicians like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio reaching across the aisle to help their constituents. Hopefully, the House will surprise us. (NPR)
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