NewsFlash! U.S. Senate Passes CIR Bill; Still Faces Major Obstacles in House

Today, the United States Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill that would usher in significant changes to U.S. immigration law. S.744, entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” was passed by a 68 – 32 vote. All 52 Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill, along with 14 Republicans and the Senate’s 2 independent members.

Still, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the leader of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, has already publicly rejected the bill, calling it a “pipe dream” and saying that the House will instead work on bringing forward piecemeal immigration reform legislation.

The bill, if passed into law, would serve as the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigration law in more than 25 years. The Murthy Law Firm will continue to closely track developments related to the efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

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