Transcript for Major Move for 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants
One door has opened for mills of people her in america who want to become u.S. Sisz. The united states senate voted to give 11 million undocumented immigrants a chance to realize their dream of citizenship. The senate is just the first step. What happens next? The pressure is on. Abc's white house correspondent, jim avila, who koefrs immigration was there for the breakthrough vote. Reporter: Immigration reform supporters, some still here illegally jostled for the limited seating inside the hushed chamber, where all 100 u.S. Senators were asked -- mr. Garden. Reporter: To stand and vote one by one for or against imxwrags reform. The vice president announcing overwhelming pge. The bill as amended is passed. Reporter: It's a process, oscar, two walked across america's southern frontier without papers, his daughter on his shoulders, longed to be part of. Watching today, still undocumented, as hi pathway to citizenship was approved by the u.S. Senate in the country he longs to call his own. It's really important for us to be able to get out of the shadows. Reporter: There are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states. Who, under this bill, would come out of the shadows. Able to work and pay taxes. But earning citizenship only after 13 years of good behavior. Pulitzer prize-winning but still undocumented immigrant jose antonio vargas says he's one year closer to the american dream. What is the debate about? It's about having a driver's license, a work permit. And it's about having a u.S. Passport. Reporter: And inside the senate chambers, the atmosphere was thick with history, as supporters chanted, yes, we can. Will that momentum continue to the gop-controlled house? Where passage is much more uncertain. Thank you, jim. Next, we take you inside the
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