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