Thursday, June 27, 2013


July 27, 2013: The Senate has just passed their version of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The bill passed the Senate 68-32, which was expected, with all Democrats and 14 Republicans voting for the measure. Backers of the bill were hoping for 70 votes, in order to put some pressure on the House of Representatives, where the bill will head next. House leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, have said the bill will be "dead on arrival". "The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes," Boehner said. Instead House leaders say, they will pass their own version of comprehensive immigration reform in a step-by-step fashion, something Democrats and the President said would be unacceptable.

As the measure now heads over to the House, it's anyone's guess what will happen next. Stay tuned to this blog for updates over the coming weeks. And if you are in need of an immigration attorney, call 949-440-3240 or visit