where this is the morning-after for supporters of immigration reform. One day after the senate passed that sweeping bill, a hard realityg in. The issue is about to move to the inhospitable... See More
where this is the morning-after for supporters of immigration reform. One day after the senate passed that sweeping bill, a hard realityg in. The issue is about to move to the inhospitable republican-controlled house. Jim avila, who covers immigration for us, joining us from the capitol this morning. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. As you said, history has been half-made. The big question will the euphoric momentum in the senate halls push the gop-controlled house, intoassing a similar immigration reform bill? The senate build would bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. Immediate legalization. And then, an arduous 13-year pathway to citizenship, that would require them to stay off government assistance. It would require employers to verify the social security numbers of all people they hire. The senate bill funneled unprecedented billions to the border. Militarizing america's southern frontier with double the number of border patrol. 700 miles of border fencing and new drones, all-terrain vehicles, ground radar and surveillance cameras. The bipartisan package passed overwhelmingly. But the most difficult road is ahead. The house is not going to take up and vote on whatever the senate passes. We're going to do our own bill. Reporter: Now, the supporters of immigration focus their attention on the house, where speaker boehner says, a majority is not enough. A majority of all congress is not enough. He wan a majority of republicans to support this bill before he even brings it up for a vote.
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