Immigration reform took a step forward this week in the U.S. Senate when the Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to move proposed legislation to the Senate floor, where it will be debated next month.
Don’t take the bipartisan committee vote as a sure sign the measure will pass, however much Republicans want to appeal to Hispanic voters. Immigration reform balances precariously on numerous delicate compromises, any one of which could collapse and send the bill crashing down.
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