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Senate passes sweeping immigration bill

NEED TO KNOW
  • So called 'Gang of Eight' bill could give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship
  • Plan includes $46 billion for border security
  • Some house republicans say the bill amounts to 'amnesty'
 U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks as (L-R) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) listen as they speak to members of the press outside the Senate Chamber June 27, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the Immigration Reform Bill with a vote of 68-32.

Some people in the senate gallery shouted, "yes we can," as lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a sweeping immigration reform plan.

The bi-partisan bill would give millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

Supporters say the plan now has momentum as it moves to the House.

But some House Republicans disagree, saying the bill is dead on arrival.

They say the plan is "amnesty."

More: Speaker of the House John Boehner: "the House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes"

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