An overhaul of the nation’s immigration system took a critical step in the U.S. Senate on Monday, as an amendment to spend $38 billion to fortify the Mexican border passed easily.
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What’s next for the immigration bill?
Later this week — Senate votes to end debate on the bill and, if there are at least 60 votes to that, will vote then on final passage
The weeks to come — House leaders have said they could take up piecemeal immigration bills, but the outlook remains hazy at best