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Sens. Ayotte, Shaheen Vote For Immigration Reform Bill

New Hampshire’s Senators were among 68 who voted Thursday for a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

In statements released following the vote, Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen both said the legislation is an opportunity to address a critical issue facing the nation.

In her statement, Ayotte said the bill will “finally secure our borders and fix our broken immigration system.”

And Shaheen called it commonsense legislation that will put millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country on a path toward citizenship.

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.

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