On Monday evening (June 24th), the Senate passed a procedural motion laying the groundwork for passage of the Immigration Reform bill later this week. 67 senators voted for the passage, with several supporters out of town, giving the bill a chance at final passage with perhaps 70 votes.
Now the real politics begin as America’s attention turns from the Senate to the House of Representatives. We still believe that Immigration Reform will pass this year, but this passage will not be without plenty of bumps in the road. Be ready for a roller coaster ride together with lots of fireworks over the next two months.
The following New York Times article provides more detail about the Senate’s action.