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Amendments Threaten Balance on Immigration Bill

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Amendments Threaten Balance on Immigration Bill

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Amendments Threaten Balance on Immigration Bill

Amendments Threaten Balance on Immigration Bill

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The immigration bill survived a test vote Tuesday but still has many miles to go.

The Senate voted 64-35 (60 votes were needed) to re-open debate on the measure, which would tighten border security while creating a path to citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants. It now faces a series of amendments that threaten the delicate bipartisan balance struck by the bill's sponsors.