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Senate passes sweeping immigration legislation

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. Senate approved a landmark immigration bill on Thursday that would provide millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to become citizens but the leader of the House of Representatives said the measure was dead on arrival in the House. In a rare show of bi-partisanship, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bill by a vote of 68-32, with 14 of the Senate's 46 Republicans joining all 52 Democrats and two independents in support of the bill. While a combined vote of House Democrats and Republicans could conceivably team up to pass the measure, Speaker of the House John Boehner repeated that he would not allow consideration of any measure that does not have the support of most of the House's 234 Republicans. That position may make it impossible to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in this Congress, a top priority of Democratic President Barack Obama.

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