A major initiative to reform U.S. immigration legislation appears to have been defeated or at least delayed for the time being when a crucial vote in the Senate to limit debate on the bill failed to pass on June 28. As outlined in the article, the proposed bill would have toughened border security and instituted a new system for weeding out illegal immigrants from workplaces. It would also have created a new guest-worker program and allowed millions of illegal immigrants to obtain legal status if they briefly returned to their home country.

Article on Immigration Reform