Senate Begins Amendment Process on Immigration Bill

800+ pages of legislation


The Senate opened formal debate Thursday on a comprehensive immigration reform proposal, launching the grueling process of amending a bill that could represent the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's border control laws in nearly three decades.

The Judiciary Committee is meeting in the Hart Senate Office Building to consider the first batch of amendments to the 844-page legislative plan developed by a bipartisan group of eight senators.