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Immigration Reform Could Play Key Role In Senate Races

March 12th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Immigration reform could play a key role this year in about a half-dozen Senate races from Colorado to South Carolina. The outcome of those races will help decide which party controls the Senate and whether that chamber will be willing to take up immigration reform again if the House fails to pass it in this session of Congress.  The Senate last year passed a sweeping, bipartisan bill that included provisions to beef up security at the southwest border while also offering a pathway to citizenship for many of the nation's 12 million undocumented immigrants. If the House doesn't act before the current two-year session of Congress ends in January, the Senate immigration bill will expire and efforts to enact reform will have to begin again. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, a democrat, said it’s frustrating to see partisan politics keep the House from moving forward on the issue…





 

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