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(June 27) Today's Top Headlines - Senate vote on Immigration Reform expected today

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:02 am

According to an ABC News report, Today will be a huge day in the battle for immigration reform.

Today at 4 p.m. the Senate will move forward and most likely pass historic immigration reform legislation after months of negotiations, amendments and debate.

This morning on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- said he's hoping for a vote on the full immigration bill late this afternoon or evening, saying, "There is no reason after these votes today to delay this.

"We're poised to pass a historic immigration bill. It's landmark legislation that will secure our borders and help 11 million people get right with the law," Reid said.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would not vote for the plan and predicted it would not pass the House of Representatives in its current form. But he argued that the current immigration bill before the Senate highlights the importance of strengthening the border and called it the key to achieving immigration reform.

Read more at ABcnews.com

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