Senate Passes Immigration Reform

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. embraces Astrid Silva, of Las Vegas, a DREAM Act supporter whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico illegally and whose story has been an inspiration for Reid during work on the immigration reform bill, Thursday, June 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Reid carries a folder with letters from Astrid Silva that he read on the Senate floor before the historic vote.

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    We knew you could do it! After weeks of debate and failed votes, the Senate passed its immigration reform bill today 68-32—a vote that included 14 Republicans. The 11 million undocumented immigrants who would have a path (albeit it a long one) to citizenship, should the bill become law, shouldn’t break out the champagne just yet, though—it could still fail in the Republican-controlled House. Speaker John Boehner has said he won’t even bring the bill to the floor for a vote. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), an opponent of the bill, said immigration reform was destined for “the ash heap of history,” regardless of its victory in the Senate.

    But can it pass in the Republican House?

    After Vice President Joe Biden announced that the immigration reform bill had passed, chants of "yes we can!" broke out in the Senate.

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