Thursday, 7 June 2007

Immigration bill survives challenges from Senate

POSTED: 11:25 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A proposed immigration overhaul narrowly survived strong Senate challenges Wednesday, boosting its backers' hopes that the fiercely debated legislation might soon win passage and advance to the House.
Senators first turned back a Republican bid to reduce the number of illegal immigrants who could gain lawful status. Hours later, they rejected a Democrat's effort to postpone the bill's shift to an emphasis on education and skills among visa applicants as opposed to family connections. [Read more]

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