In pivotal immigration vote, Senate advances historic overhaul by big margin
Clockwise from upper left: Sens. Mike Johanns, Deb Fischer, Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley.
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — A historic overhaul of the country's immigration system appears headed for easy Senate approval after a lopsided Monday night vote in favor of advancing the measure.
Big margins on votes have become pretty rare in the current polarized Washington environment, but the tally was a bipartisan 67-27 to advance legislation that would create a 13-year pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
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Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00 am.