Immigration Bill Gaining Steam

The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments, meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, during a markup session last week, voted down Republican-sponsored amendments that sought to delay putting 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship and dramatically increase the number of Border Patrol agents and surveillance vehicles, among other things, The Hill reported Friday.

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