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US Senate moves on immigration bill

CALL FOR ACTION:In a White House speech, Barack Obama said that there was ‘no good reason’ to block the bill if lawmakers believed in fixing the immigration system


The bill, which has broad support from Obama’s Democrats, will need backing from some Republicans in order to give it momentum in the more conservative, Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where the pathway to citizenship provisions face deeper skepticism.

Four Republicans joined with four Democrats in writing the Senate bill earlier this year.

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