Americans strongly believe that the nation’s immigration system is due for an overhaul, but that widely-held view is not matched by consensus on how to deal with illegal and legal immigration. Three-quarters (75%) say they think the system needs at least “major changes,” including 35% who say it needs “to be completely rebuilt,” according to a Pew Research survey in May.
An immigration reform bill that would mark the biggest changes to the nation’s immigration system in decades passed a key hurdle on Tuesday
when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the measure to the full chamber. The bill would create a path to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 11.1 million undocumented immigrants
and expand the number of high-tech visas available to foreigners. It also includes measures to improve border security. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill in June.
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