Senate Kicks off Immigration Debate

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Weekly Standard—Lawmakers in the Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday night to move forward with a contentious immigration debate this week. Let the race to 60 votes begin. The chamber voted 97-1 to proceed to debate on a legislative vehicle for members to work out a bill to address the future of nearly 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and were protected from deportation by the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Senate Republican leaders told...

Senate kicks off uncertain debate on immigration. After months of bickering over immigration issues, the Senate is entering a process that could be time-consuming, chaotic and perhaps unsuccessful.