Immigration bill clears Senate test with votes to spare

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2013 - 8:31 PM

WASHINGTON — Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally.

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