AGRIBUSINESS: Senate Takes Up Immigration This Week

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The Senate has been waiting to take up the immigration reform legislation and this week they are doing just that. Senate Democratic leaders would like to pass a bill before the one week break, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

The Senate will consider and debate various proposals to reform immigration, which includes a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for tougher border security. The bill’s advocates reached a bipartisan deal last week to double the size of the U.S. Border Patrol and require 700 miles of fencing at the Mexican border. However, even if the Senate passes an immigration bill, it’s unlikely a bill would pass the House