Deal or No Deal?

A bipartisan immigration-reform deal fell apart last week, delaying plans for illegal immigrants

Senators forged a bipartisan immigration-reform deal last week, only to see it fall apart, scuttling plans, for now, for worker visas and possible citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. Here's what happened:

What had the Senate agreed on? A supermajority of 65 Senators had come to terms on a bill that included stronger border security as well as a chance to earn citizenship for illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least two years.

Why did the deal fall apart? The Democrats wanted guarantees that the G.O.P. would protect the deal in talks with the House's anti-immigration Republicans....

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