Senate Opens Debate On Sweeping Immigration Bill - WSPA.com

Senate Opens Debate On Sweeping Immigration Bill

Posted: Updated:
The Senate has opened debate on far-reaching legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration system and offer the promise of citizenship to millions. The Senate has opened debate on far-reaching legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration system and offer the promise of citizenship to millions.
WASHINGTON -

The Senate has opened debate on far-reaching legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration system and offer the promise of citizenship to millions.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada began what will be weeks of deliberations on the Senate floor by declaring the immigration system broken and praising the bipartisan bill. He said it is commonsense reform that would make the country safer and help immigrants living in the nation illegally get right with the law.

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama countered that the bill will not succeed in ending illegal immigration as its authors claim. Instead Sessions said the bill offers amnesty without ever enforcing the law.

Friday's session was given over to debate and the first votes will come Tuesday on moving forward on the bill.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • NC Early Voting Begins For May 6 Primary

    NC Early Voting Begins For May 6 Primary

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:18:21 GMT
    Polls are opening in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina.Polls are opening in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina.
    Polls are opening in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina. Early voting starts Thursday.
    Polls are opening in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina. Early voting starts Thursday.
  • Williamston Police: Man Arrested After Tuesday Shooting

    Williamston Police: Man Arrested After Tuesday Shooting

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:32:34 GMT
    Williamston police officers are investigating a shooting after a woman was shot in the head on South Hamilton Street.Williamston police officers are investigating a shooting after a woman was shot in the head on South Hamilton Street.
    An accused shooter is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center after authorities say he shot a woman in the head on South Hamilton Street Tuesday night.
    An accused shooter is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center after authorities say he shot a woman in the head on South Hamilton Street Tuesday night.
  • 2014 NFL Schedule Released

    2014 NFL Schedule Released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:17:46 GMT
    Seahawks To Open NFL Season vs. PackersSeahawks To Open NFL Season vs. Packers
    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.