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Senate GOP fails to bring up immigration bill

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm •  Published: December 5, 2012

The Republican bill would also have made it easier for the spouses and families of people with green cards to enter the United States while they wait for their own green card applications to be approved.

The STEM bill is seen as an opening skirmish as Congress and the White House plan for writing comprehensive immigration legislation next year dealing with both legal immigrants and the estimated 11 million living in the country illegally.