Senate rejects amendment to delay legalizing immigrants

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The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican amendment that foes said would have undermined a key element of the White House-backed immigration bill, a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa said the defeat of his amendment, 57-43, broke a promise by President Barack Obama's Democrats to permit an "open debate" on the landmark legislation. Democrats forced a vote after little discussion. (Reporting by Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Iowa  |  June, 14, 2013 at 06:03 PM

If Republicans can't support CLOSING the border I just as well start voting for Dems. At least they are honest in what they stand for. They are not a "pig in a poke." And 90% is NOT a secure border.

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