Friday, May 24, 2024

Immigration Bill Heads to the House for Approval






After the immigration bill passed through the Senate yesterday, it advances to the House of Representatives for approval.

“Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same,” President Obama said in a statement.

At the heart of the Senate bill is the 13-year path to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., which is said to have been the reason Senators approved the legislation. With it, the bill may face opposition in the House.

House Speaker John Boehner made it clear at a news conference that the House would not merely adapt the Senate bill, but would draft its own with a central focus on border security.

“The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We’re going to do our own bill,” Boehner said. “It’ll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people.”

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