12 June, 2013

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Senate Democrats, joined by some Republicans, overcame an attempted conservative filibuster against a major immigration reform bill, voting 82-15 to allow debate on the measure.

The compromise plan aims to clear a 13-year path to citizenship for most of America's 11 million undocumented immigrants. The Senate measure reflects immigration as a political priority for both parties, but ardent conservatives remain skeptical of the approach and have vowed to oppose it.

Lawmakers are expected to debate the legislation over the next few weeks and consider a number of amendments. Senate proponents hope for a final vote by July 4. The House is working on its own version.

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