The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill by a vote of 68 to 32. The legislation creates a path to citizenship for over 12 million immigrants currently in the U.S.
The Senate’s effort ends a month-long debate. Vice President Joe Biden was present for the historic vote. All onlookers were escorted out of the Senate visitor’s galleries by the U.S. Capitol Police after a loud celebratory change of “yes we can” was heard from the gallery.