Reid files motion to close debate on immigration reform

Some Republican senators have complained that Democrats are rushing the bill since new language was added just last week.

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Later Monday, the Senate will vote on whether to end debate on a substitute amendment from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyOvernight Cybersecurity: FBI probes possible hack of Dems' phones | Trump's '400-pound hacker' | Pressure builds on Yahoo | Poll trolls run wild Dems slam Yahoo CEO over delay in acknowledging hack Overnight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas MORE (D-Vt.). His amendment included the “border surge” language from GOP Sens. Bob CorkerBob CorkerObama defeat is Schumer victory Senate poised to override Obama veto US general calls out Pakistan on support for Afghan militants MORE (Tenn.) and John HoevenJohn HoevenOvernight Defense: White House threatens to veto Gitmo bill GOP senators fight female draft in defense bill Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention MORE (N.D.), which requires 700 miles of Southern border fencing and hiring of 20,000 more border patrol agents before immigrants can apply for green cards.

Adoption of that amendment is viewed as critical to attracting more Republican support for final passage, which the bill’s authors want in order to put more pressure on the House to take up the legislation.

A vote to end debate on the whole bill will likely come Wednesday morning or Tuesday evening.

The Senate bill would create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, toughen border security, create a guest-worker program and boost high-skilled immigration.