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BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gang of Eight Immigration Reform Bill

No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 22, 2013 11:09 AM
Don't forget Mitch McConnell -- he allowed this to go the floor without fillibustering.

This was not unexpected, of course, but for those unfamiliar with the legislation, here are the nuts and bolts of the committee-approved bill:

The Senate Judiciary Committee gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping immigration reform bill, setting up a debate on the Senate floor for early June.

Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats to support the bill, which would create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, invest billions in new border security measures and overhaul the legal immigration system.

The vote came after the committee deliberated for five days and considered more than...