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Senate Republican support for immigration 'reform' down from 2006, 1986

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Immigration "reform" passed the Senate Thursday, 68 to 32. At first glance, this is the most votes any major immigration bill has gotten. In 1986, reform passed 62-24, and in 2006, it passed 62-36. But when you dig deeper into the numbers, you'll find that support among Senate Republicans has fallen dramatically this time. In 1986, 29 Republicans voted for the immigration bill, which, history...

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