Endgame at hand for immigration bill in Senate


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is preparing to push sweeping immigration legislation across some final procedural hurdles and possibly pick up a few more votes along the way.
After the legislation easily cleared an early hurdle Monday, more test votes await Wednesday. The bill would pour billions of dollars into border security and offer a path to citizenship to millions living in the U.S. illegally.
The legislation looks likely to command support from at least 14 Republicans on final passage Thursday or Friday, more than enough to ensure the 60-vote margin needed for passage. All 52 Democrats and the two independents who usually vote with them are likely to stick together.
Some want more Republicans on board. They're working to negotiate votes on amendments that could secure one or two more "yes" votes.

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