The U.S. Senate has just given its approval to a major immigration overhaul bill that would beef up border security and give immigrants a way to get legal status in 10 years.
The bill passed 68 to 32, with some Republicans joining Democrats to send the bill forward. Reuters has the full story here.
The bill now goes to the House, where Speaker John Boehner is firm that he won’t let the bill come up. But the Connecticut delegation is already praising the bill and saying it should at least get a chance:
Jorge Ramos is a Mexican journalist and anchor on Univision. Fourth District Congressman Jim Himes relayed his message: “This is one of those wonderful days when America does the right thing and I am so proud. Great day for immigrants. history.”